San Diego Zoo: Malayan Tiger Cubs Open Their Eyes

Going to the zoo is always great fun. When the little animals start to be born this is very exciting. At the San diego zoo a pair of Malayan tigers have opened with their eyes. The Tigers are only 2 weeks old.

san diego zooThese cubs were born at the San Diego zoo and this subspecies of tiger is actually endangered. These tigers are found in the forests of Malay Peninsula which is in the south tip of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia. The opening of their eyes is the first milestone in their long adult life. The San Diego zoo will be taking good care of them and they will make their public debt when they are about 3 months old.

The Malayan tiger is one of the most common of the tigers but it is still on the endangered list. There are only about 500 of these tigers left in the wild. This is down from a population of more than 3,000 in the mid-19th century. Will you be making it to the San Diego zoo to see these little ones?


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