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Your morning adorable: Amur tiger cub and Sumatran tiger cub come to (playful) blows in German zoo

October 28, 2010 |  8:12 am

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It's a tiger-cub extravaganza at Germany's Wuppertal Zoo.

Tschuna, an Amur tiger cub born there in August, has been joined by Daseep, a Sumatran tiger cub born at the Frankfurt Zoo in September. Both cubs were rejected by their mothers and have thus far been hand-raised by keepers at their respective zoos. The zoos decided the best thing for them was to allow them to live together, so Daseep recently made the move from Frankfurt to Wuppertal.

"This is important so that both tigers can get on with others belonging to their own kind in the future and hopefully start a family of their own," Manfred Niekisch, director of the Frankfurt Zoo, told Agence France-Presse earlier this month.

Daseep (at left in the photo above) was a surprise birth; her mother, Malea, was believed to be infertile. She and Tschuna are important new additions to their respective tiger subspecies, both of which are endangered.

See more photos of the cubs at play after the jump!

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-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo credits:

1st-3rd photos: AFP /Getty Images

4th-5th photos: Associated Press

6th-10th photos: European Pressphoto Agency

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