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Your morning adorable: Amur tiger cub is ready for its closeup in German zoo

September 7, 2010 | 12:02 pm

Siberian Tiger Cub

At the Wuppertal Zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, a two-week-old Amur tiger cub named Schuna is getting a great deal of attention from keepers.

Schuna's mother, Mymosa, rejected the cub, so zoo veterinarian Arne Lawrenz and other staff members have taken over where she left off, bottle-feeding Schuna and giving round-the-clock care.

Amur tigers, also called Siberian tigers, are endangered, with their wild population believed to number only in the hundreds. Zoos around the world participate in a breeding program designed to help save the species, so babies like Schuna are seen as very important new additions.

Amur tigers are the largest of the remaining tiger subspecies; adults typically weigh between 300 and 600 pounds.

See more photos of Schuna after the jump!

Siberian Tiger Cub

Siberian Tiger Cub

Siberian Tiger Cub

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-- Lindsay Barnett

1st, 2nd, 4th photos: AFP/Getty Images

3rd photo: European Pressphoto Agency

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