04 November 2011

The footage – captured on CCTV cameras inside the tigers’ den – shows mother Kirana and two of three endangered Sumatran cubs, born on 21st October. 

The births are a success for the zoo and good news for the future of the species, as there are currently only around 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, where they are poached for traditional medicine.

Tim Rowlands, the our Curator of Mammals said: “Kirana is so far doing a brilliant job. She is keeping them inside their indoor den and is being a very attentive mum.”

*Visitors to the zoo shouldn’t expect to see the cubs just yet as Kirana is choosing to raise them inside in their cubbing area.