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Two Sumatran tiger cubs born at Washington, D.C., zoo

General August 8, 2013

The National Zoo's female Sumatran tiger Damai tends to her two new cubs in this handout still image from video(Reuters) – Two Sumatran tiger cubs have been born at the national zoo in Washington, D.C., and by Thursday they were crawling over their mother "as if her body is a jungle gym," the zoo said on its website on Thursday. The cubs' birth on Monday night was heralded as a conservation success since Sumatran tigers are critically endangered in the wild, where fewer than 500 remain, according to the Smithsonian National Zoological Park website. "All I can do is smile because the team has realized our goal of producing critically endangered tiger cubs," said National Zoo biologist Craig Saffoe. …


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