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Connecticut zoo announces birth of rare tiger cubs

This Dec. 11, 2017, photo released by Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo shows one of two new tiger cubs at the zoo in Bridgeport, Conn. The zoo's 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth Nov. 25 to four cubs but only two survived. The 2-week-old female cubs, removed from the mother when she showed no interest in taking care of them, are in seclusion in the zoo hospital. They are being hand fed five times a day.
Image Credit: (Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo via AP)
December 11, 2017 - 7:00 PM

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A Connecticut zoo is welcoming the addition of two tiger cubs.

Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport said Monday that its 10-year-old Amur tiger, Changbai, gave birth Nov. 25 to four tiger cubs, but only two survived. The surviving female cubs were taken from Changbai when she showed no interest in taking care of them.

The 2-week-old cubs are in seclusion in the zoo hospital. Staff is hand-feeding the cubs five times a day.

The zoo says one of the four kittens had been found unresponsive after birth and a second kitten died later that night.

Director Gregg Dancho says every possible effort was being made to help the kittens survive.

The zoo says Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are very rare.

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