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Your morning adorable: Endangered Amur tiger cub makes her debut at Nebraska zoo

August 23, 2010 | 12:01 pm

Siberian tiger cub

At the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, visitors have been clamoring to see an Amur tiger cub that made her public debut last week.

The cub, which hasn't yet been named, was born June 22 at the zoo. She's the first cub born there for mother Tiksi and father Yorgi. She weighed less than 5 pounds at birth, but as an adult is likely to weigh about 300!

Amur tigers, also known as Siberian tigers, are the largest existing tiger subspecies. They're endangered, and the Henry Doorly Zoo is one of a number of zoos worldwide that are participating in a breeding program to save the species. A U.S. zoo, the Erie Zoo in Erie, Penn., is home to a male Amur tiger cub named Yuri.

See more photos of the Henry Doorly Zoo's cub after the jump!

Siberian tiger cub

Siberian tiger cub

Siberian tiger cub

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Nati Harnik / Associated Press

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