Friday, January 13, 2012

Tiger Cubs at OKC Zoo

The Oklahoma City Zoo has 4 new tiger cubs.  They were born July 9th, 2011, 3 females and 1 male.

This is Momma, her name is Suriya.  She is watching over her cubs. 

The cubs were behind a fence so it is in most of the pictures.  They look large but they are about the size of a German Shepherd dog. For a tiger that is still pretty small.

The male was named Leonidus.  The 3 females were named Leeloo, Lucy and Lola. 

It is rare for a tiger to have four cubs; most have two or three.  And it is very rare for all four cubs to survive.

There are only 250 left in the wild.  66 live in accredited zoos.  Now there are 71 in living in a zoo!!

They started getting soooo tired.

All tuckered out.

Until next time,


Sonia said...

How cute are they! I haven't been to the zoo lately..need to go and see all the new animals and exhibits this spring! Hope you are doing well!
Miss Bloomers

Elisabeth said...

Ok, I´ll come over to your place in a cupple off minutes. Are you reday for another visit to the zoo?

Elisabeth :-)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Magical photos and good news that there are three females to carry on breeding. I love the big cats one and all, but I think the black panther is my favourite with the leopard. Keep well Diane

Karen Xavier said...

Wow, so cute... love them. I hate that they are behind a cage... that shouldn't be the case in an ideal world. They are meant to roam free, such majestic creatures. Well, whatever keeps them safe...