Raw: Baby tiger cubs playing at the zoo

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by khou.com staff

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Posted on November 5, 2009 at 9:30 AM

The Zoo’s new Amur tiger cubs are now on display in the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country. Born July 8 to mother, Amba, and father, Bachuta, these two females now make regular appearances in their indoor exhibit, usually between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. The cubs are still nursing from their mother, and recently began eating meat. Visitors can see a video presentation of the cubs showing in the Big Cat Building that took place during their first physical exam in August.

A naming contest for the cubs was recently was held, and the Zoo received more than 1,700 entries. On Wednesday, November 4 at 10:30 a.m., County Executive Scott Walker will announce the winner, and the winning cub names, in a special ceremony at the Florence Mila Borchert Big Cat Country.

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