Community Post: Rare Sumatran Tiger Cubs Redline The Cute Meter With Their Live Cam Debut

1. This is Kaitlyn, a Sumatran tiger that lives at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, located roughly 45 minutes north of Brisbane. Threatened by poachers and habitat loss, the species’ population has plummeted to less than 500 in the wild. :(

Source: The Pet Collective

2. But there’s good news! Less than a week ago, on August 22nd, she gave birth to a pair of male cubs! As the picture below reveals, they are ridiculously adorable. And, ahem, sleepy. Between bouts of grooming and nursing, they take lots of cat naps.

Source: The Pet Collective

The arrival of these cubs is significant because Sumatran tigers rarely breed in captivity and many of their offspring do not survive due to complications. Because Kaitlyn was born to a wild mother and captive father, she is one of the most genetically valuable individuals in the world. Notes the zoo’s head tiger supervisor, Giles Clark:

“Not only will these cubs ensure the survival of the species in captivity, but they will also provide genetic diversity among captive tiger populations. Kaitlyn’s wild bloodline is an important factor.”

4. In an effort to educate the public more about the plight of the Sumatran, Australia Zoo has partnered with The Pet Collective on a 24-7 live cam that affords an extraordinary look at these magnificent creatures as the bond with their tiger mom.

Source: The Pet Collective

5. WATCH BELOW AND CHECK BACK FREQUENTLY FOR UPDATES!

Source: The Australia Zoo via The Pet Collective

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/thepetcollective/theyre-gr-r-reat-rare-sumatran-tiger-cubs-born-a-5x4b

January 6, 2016
Community Post: Rare Sumatran Tiger Cubs Redline The Cute Meter With Their Live Cam Debut

Community Post: Rare Sumatran Tiger Cubs Redline The Cute Meter With Their Live Cam Debut

1. This is Kaitlyn, a Sumatran tiger that lives at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland, located roughly 45 minutes north of Brisbane. Threatened by poachers […]
January 6, 2016
This Little Girl Asked a Beautiful Question. She Died a Week Later, And That Question Meant Everything.

This Little Girl Asked a Beautiful Question. She Died a Week Later, And That Question Meant Everything.

“Why do you think that man said no to becoming a donor?” That’s the question that Tabitha McLindon, a beautiful 12 year-old, asked at the DMV […]
January 6, 2016
8 frases que necesitas saber en el lenguaje de señas de los Estados Unidos

8 frases que necesitas saber en el lenguaje de señas de los Estados Unidos

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=jaeUq_mep2M. youtube.com Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/hillarylevine/8-frases-que-necesitas-saber-en-el-lenguaje-de-sen
January 6, 2016
33 Ways To Be The Most Mystifying Supermodel Ever According To Tyra Banks

33 Ways To Be The Most Mystifying Supermodel Ever According To Tyra Banks

1. To start: Always be sure your audience is so bewildered by your personality, they’ll never anticipate your next move… View this image › puss-pussified.tumblr.com Good. […]
Prev page
123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216217218219220221222223224225226227228229230231232233234235236237238239240241242243244245246247248249250251252253254255256257258259260261262263264265266267268269270271272273274275276277278279280281282283284285286287288289290291292293294295296297298299300301302303304305306307308309310311312313314315316317318319320321322323324325326327328329330331332333334335336337338339340341342343344345346347348349350351352353354355356357358359360361362363364365366367368369370371372373374375376377378379380381382383384385386387388389390391392393394395396397398399400401402403404405406407408409410411412413414415416417418419420421422423424425426427428429430431432433434435436437438439440441442443444445446447448449450451452453454455456457458459460461462463464465466467468469470471472473474475476477478479480481482483484485486487488489490491492493494495496497498499500501502503504505506507508509510511512513514515516517518519520521522523524525526527528529530531532533534535536537538539540541542543544545546547548549550551552553554555556557558559560561562563564565566567568569570571572573574575576577578579580581582583584585586587588589590591592593594595596597598599600601602603604605606607608609610611612613614615616617618619620621622623624625626627628629630631632633634635636637638639640641642643644645646647648649650651652653654655656657658659660661662663664665666667668669670671672673674675676677678679680681682683684685686687688689690691692693694695696697698699700701702703704705706707708709710711712713714715716717718719720721722723724725726727728729730731732733734735736737738739740741742743744745746747748749750751752753754755756757758759760761762763764765766767768769770771772773774775776777778779780781782783784785786787788789790791792793794795796797798799800801802803804805806807808809810811812813814815816817818819820821822823824825826827828829830831832833834835836837838839840841842843844845846847848849850851852853854855856857858859860861862863864865866867868869870871872873874875876877878879880881882883884885886887888889890891892893894895896897898899900901902903904905906907908909910911912913914915916917918919920921922923924925926927928929930931932933934935936937938939940941942943944945946947948949950951952953954955956957958959960961962963964965966967968969970971972973974975976977978979980981982983984985986987988989990991992993994995996997998999100010011002100310041005100610071008100910101011101210131014101510161017101810191020
Next page