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WEST PALM BEACH, FL - June 8, 2020 - The three Malayan tiger cubs born at Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society on May 12, turn one-month-old this week, a key milestone in their development.
“The first month of life is very important for the growth of healthy tigers,” said Palm Beach Zoo Director of Animal Care, Dr. Kathleen Woodie. “Api is a great mother, doing everything she is supposed to in nursing and caring for the cubs. They are growing and developing as expected.”
Tiger cubs are born blind and explore their environment for the first few weeks using other senses like smell and touch. They are completely dependent on their mother. At this age, they are much more active as they explore and interact with mom. The Zoo’s tiger team has captured great photos and videos of the emerging personalities of the three cubs.
The cubs will be viewable to guests in the Tiger River habitat sponsored by Braman Motorcars in late summer. Palm Beach Zoo will continue to provide updates on the cubs via their Facebook, Instagram and Youtube channels (@palmbeachzoo).
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