Memphis Zoo celebrates birth of 2 Sumatran tiger cubs

May 22 (UPI) — The Memphis Zoo welcomed two endangered Sumatran tiger cubs earlier this month, the first born at the zoo in more than two decades.

The zoo said Dari, a 7-year-old Sumatran tiger, gave birth to the cubs on May 5 with the father, a 4-year-old tiger named Gusti.

“After practicing for several weeks to perfect the technique, we were elated to definitively confirm a viable fetus on the left side,” Memphis Zoo’s Senior Veterinarian Felicia Knightly said. “Shortly after, we confirmed a second fetus on the right side.” Read more.


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