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Your morning adorable: Three bumps -- er, Siberian tiger cubs -- on a log

Three baby Siberian tigers sit on a log in their enclosure at the zoo in the 
southern German city of Nuremberg

Germany's Nuremberg Zoo welcomed Rangar, Khan and Domur, Siberian tiger cubs, back in August. Since Siberian tigers (also called Amur tigers) are endangered -- it's believed that only about 400 to 500 animals remain in the wild in eastern Russia and parts of China and North Korea -- these three healthy cubs have given the zoo great cause for celebration.

Siberian tigers are the largest of the tiger subspecies still in existence today. There were once eight subspecies, but three (the Caspian tiger, Javan tiger and Bali tiger) became extinct during the 20th century.  The five remaining subspecies are all considered endangered.

More photos of Rangar, Khan and Domur after the jump!

Three baby Siberian tigers sit on a log in their enclosure at the zoo in the 
southern German city of Nuremberg

Three baby Siberian tigers sit on a log in their enclosure at the zoo in the 
southern German city of Nuremberg

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Timm Schamberger / AFP/Getty Images

 
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Beware, beware! Beware of the Paws. Paws 1, 2, 3.

Congrats to the Nuremburg Zoo on the new arrivals. I remember when the St. Louis so had baby tigers that little they were also Amur tigers. Now they are all grown up and georgous as ever, but I do miss seeing the baby antics that they would pull :).


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