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Your morning adorable: Sumatran tiger cub at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

February 25, 2009 | 11:05 am

Sylvester, a Sumatran tiger cub at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Sylvester, an 8-week-old Sumatran tiger cub, is the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo's newest resident.  The zoo is famous for its collection of animals mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.

Sylvester was abandoned by his mother and is being raised by zoo staff. The Sumatran tiger is an endangered species native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where fewer than 400 are believed to exist in the wild, according to the  World Wildlife Fund.  Sumatran tigers are the smallest of the tiger subspecies.

More photos of Sylvester and his caretakers after the jump.

Sylvester, a Sumatran tiger cub at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Sylvester, a Sumatran tiger cub at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

Sylvester, a Sumatran tiger cub at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo

--Lindsay Barnett

Top three photos: Sebastian Scheiner/Associated Press
Bottom photo: Yossi Zamir/European Pressphoto Agency

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