Tiger Cub Gets New Home at Minnesota Zoo
An endangered Amur tiger cub has a new home at the Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley.
The zoo says the new cub, born July 1, has joined its resident cub, which was born June 17. The new cub was transferred July 19 from the Saint Louis Zoo.
Both cubs are being "hand-reared" by staff because the mothers did not successfully nurse the cubs, the zoo says. With both cubs being hand-raised, zoo officials hope the social interaction between them enforces their natural tiger behaviors.
Amur tigers have been part of the Minnesota Zoo's Northern Trail exhibit since the zoo opened in 1978.
The tiger cubs are not on exhibit at this time, but they can be seen on the zoo's Tiger Cub Cam.