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Endangered tiger cub born in zoo (Oct)

 
                                                                              The Hindu Business Line, Chennai, 3rd October, 2013
 
 
Hidden cameras have captured the birth of a Sumatran tiger cub, London Zoo`s first in 17 years. The zoo announced on Wednesday that five year old tiger Melati had given birth to the cub over the weekend following a six-minute labour. 
 
It said zookeepers had kept Melati`s 105 day pregnancy under wraps so they could keep a careful eye on the tiger, installing hidden cameras so as not to disturb the first time mother. The cub is the grandchild of the zoo`s last tiger cub, hari the father of Melati. the cub whose sex and name are not yet known was born six months after the opening of the zoo`s new "tiger territory" exhibit, which is designed to encourage breeding of the critically endangered species. The zoo said its new arrival will not be shown for a few weeks.