The Great Cats keepers at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo have some exciting news to offer about the 2-week-old Sumatran tiger cub in their care: it appears to be a girl! This Saturday, July 29, as the world prepares to celebrate Global Tiger Day. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s Great Cats caretakers just celebrated the birth of a Sumatran tiger cub on July 11. The zoo’s animal care staff hopes that any mammals born there receive the necessary care from their mothers. However, there are situations when this isn’t the case, and keepers must intervene to help.
The birth of the cub on July 11 was a significant turning point for the Zoo because it was the first litter for father Sparky, 13, and the second for mother Damai. Using a closed-circuit camera, keepers are keeping an eye on Damai and her young while giving the family some time to spend together.
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