August 8, 2013
The Great Cats team is celebrating a conservation victory. The Zoo’s female Sumatran tiger Damai gave birth to two cubs on August 5, 2013. The cubs appear healthy, and keepers have observed Damai grooming them.
Tiger fans may be able to watch the newborn tiger cubs at the National Zoo reach every milestone for the next several weeks via live webcams on the Zoo’s website. Damai has the choice of moving her cubs to dens in the indoor tiger enclosure that do not have webcams. If she chooses to move them, they may not be visible on the webcam.
Viewers can toggle between two webcams in the cubbing dens. During the next few weeks the cubs will open their eyes, become more mobile and potentially even start to explore the other dens that Damai can access.