San Diego Zoo Safari Park's tiger cubs on public display

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The Sumatran and Bengal tiger cubs rescued by the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are on public display for visitors.

Customs and Border Protection agents rescued the Bengal tiger cub from a car at the San Ysidro border crossing.

The Sumatran cub was flown to Lindbergh Field from the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. after his mother abandoned him.


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At 15.6 pounds, the Bengal tiger is the smaller of the two, but will eventually outweigh his playmate. He’s receiving bottle feedings every three hours. The Sumatran cub is 19.1 pounds and is eating his formula mixed with ground meat from a bowl.

Keepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park moved them to a larger room in the Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center. 

The cubs can play with large climbing boxes, tackle stuffed toys, and slide on pillows and blankets. They also have a large, iron mesh window open to the outside.

There’s a viewing area where Safari Park guests can watch the cubs. The Animal Care Center in Nairobi Station is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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