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Three new Sumatran tiger cubs at Wild Animal Park

March 25, 2009 |  9:08 pm

Sumatran tiger cub

Four-month-old Sumatran tiger cubs are finally on exhibit at the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park -- Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Sumatrans are listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, with only 300 to 400 left in the wild on the island of Sumatra. There are more in "managed care" -- about 350.

The three newbies at the Wild Animal Park where born to Delta and her mate Utan. In 2006 Delta and Utah also had triplets, now at the Topeka Zoo.

--Tony Perry, San Diego

Photo: Sumatran tiger cubs at the San Diego Zoo. Credit: Ken Bohn, San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park.

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