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Great Cats News Archive

Dec. 17, 2013
Our Sumatran tiger cubs just turned four months old! Bandar and Sukacita quickly took to their yard. In fact, the first day we opened the door, both cubs fearlessly bolted out—climbing, hiding in the... read more
Nov. 06, 2013
Our two Sumatran tiger cubs took a brisk doggy paddle at the Smit
Nov. 01, 2013
The cubs continue to grow and thrive. At this age everything can be a toy, including pine cones. This is the boy practicing his hunting skills with one while his sister watches.
Oct. 17, 2013
The shutdown has not affected the cubs at all—they didn't miss a beat! Each day they are getting bigger and bigger. They had a wellness exam on October 15, when they received routine shots and... read more
Sep. 13, 2013
Damai brings the cubs up to see Kavi most mornings now. Traveling around the building is a great way to develop their strength and coordination. We are even starting to see the cubs playing together... read more
Sep. 07, 2013
The tiger cubs continue to thrive and are steadily gaining weight. Their coordination is improving as well, and they are exploring all five of the rooms that are available to them.
Sep. 05, 2013
The tiger cubs are one month old today. And Damai has moved them back into a den on the tiger cam!
Aug. 26, 2013
Our tiger cubs are 3 weeks old, and this morning they got their first veterinary exam—and passed with roaring colors. Veterinarians determined that the 2 cubs are a male and a female. The male cub... read more