Video: Two rare Sumatran tiger cubs born at the National Zoo
WASHINGTON, DC – Take a look at the newest addition to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington. Sumatran tiger Damai gave birth to two cubs on Monday. They have not yet been named.
Sumatran tigers are listed as critically endangered. There are less than 500 in the wild.
The cubs eyes have not opened yet, so mom is grooming and nursing them. This is Damai’s first litter of cubs. They were sired by the zoo’s 12-year-old male tiger, Kavi.
Fans can watch the cubs’ every milestone on live webcams on the zoo’s web site.