Thursday, October 3, 2013

The first Tiger Cub born in 17 years at the London Zoo

Well done Melati :-)

London Zoo has welcomed the birth of its first tiger cub in 17 years following a top secret operation.

The birth of the baby Sumatran tiger last month was captured on hidden cameras and is the result of careful monitoring by zookeepers.
The pregnancy was kept under wraps by zoo staff, who monitored mother tiger Melati from a distance using CCTV.

Melati's pregnancy lasted for a total of 105 days and it only took her a mere six minutes to give birth to her baby.  Zookeeper Paul Kybett said: "We are simply over-the-moon about the birth of the tiger cub; it’s a momentous occasion for everyone at ZSL London Zoo and a real cause for celebration.
"We were nervous about the pregnancy, as it was Melati’s first cub and we didn’t know how she’d react. When it came to her due date, we were all watching our monitors with bated breath.


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