Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby tigers turn one month old

Posted By on Wed, Jun 30, 2010 at 3:57 PM

The Denver Zoo celebrated the one month anniversary of the birth of four endangered Amur tiger cubs today. Here are some of the first publicly released photos of the little quadruplet cuties.

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The cubs were born May 31, 2010 at the zoo. It's estimated that there are only 400 Amur tigers left in the wild. Amurs were once called "Siberian tigers," but now that the animals are only found in the far eastern portion of Asia along the Amur River they are commonly referred to as "Amur tiger."

The cubs are not yet on display for the zoo public to see, but are nice and safe for now in a private maternity den with their mother, Koshka.

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