Three baby tigers are born at the Indianapolis Zoo

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo shared photos of its new animals on Wednesday — three baby tigers!

Zoya, an Amur tigress, is the first mother of the triplets. The zoo says the two boys and a girl were born on May 27 and weighed around 2 pounds each.

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Three Amur tigers, a girl and two boys, were born at the Indianapolis Zoo on May 27, 2022.

The Indianapolis Zoo said tigers are solitary by nature and a team at the zoo are hand-raising the cubs that will be bottle-fed for 12 weeks.

“With fewer than 100 Amur tigers in Association of Zoos and Aquariums accredited zoos, our young are important to maintaining a healthy and sustainable genetic population,” the zoo explained. “In the wild, habitat loss, human-tiger conflict, and poaching are causing Amur tiger populations to decline.”

A campaign will take place in July to help name the three cubs and they will make their public debut in September.

Indianapolis Zoo Tigers

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