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Straightforward, Tiger!

Month-old Sumatran tiger cub takes wobbly first steps outdoors at ZSL London Zoo’s Tiger Territory 


Footage taken by zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo yesterday (Wednesday 12 January) exhibits a Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cub taking its first wobbly steps outdoor – a month after its December delivery.  


ZSL London Zoo tiger keeper Kathryn Sanders mentioned: “The cub has thus far principally stayed tucked up with Gaysha of their cosy behind-the-scenes cubbing den, however with such beautiful climate yesterday it’s clear she determined it was time for her baby to take its first steps within the outdoors world.”  


After carrying the tiny tot outdoors within the afternoon solar, mum Gaysha set the cub down safely of their heated out of doors shelter earlier than taking the chance to stretch her legs. London Zoo keepers – who’ve been maintaining a detailed eye on the household through CCTV – captured the lovely second the decided teenager adopted in mum’s footsteps, tumbling onto the comfortable grass alongside the best way. 


Kate added: “We had been all holding our breath with pleasure because the cub tottered round, utilizing all its energy to clamber after mum – it was unimaginable to observe the teenager discover its ‘tiger toes’ for the primary time.” 


Keepers will uncover if the as-yet unnamed cub is male or feminine at its first well being examine in just a few weeks’ time – within the meantime, fortunate guests to ZSL London Zoo would possibly spot the cub because it ventures out increasingly over the approaching weeks: e-book tickets now at www.zsl.org/london-zoo 



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