New tiger cubs at Australia Zoo

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Australia Zoo shows off twin tiger cubs

THE first tiger cubs to be born at Australia Zoo in its 43 year history have gone on display to the public.

The Beerwah tourist attraction revealed twin Sumatran Tiger cubs Spot and Stripes and their new enclosure at a special media preview this morning.

The siblings will be going on display 10am-2pm daily.

"They might be a little tired after the official launch and head back to the den a bit earlier, so at the latest make sure you head to their enclosure after the midday Crocoseum show," Australia Zoo wrote on its Facebook page.

Stripes and Spot were born in August to Sumatran tiger Kaitlyn.

With less than 500 Sumatran tigers left in the wild, the birth of her cubs is a significant win for the future of the species.

"Not only will these cubs ensure the survival of the species in captivity, but they will also provide genetic diversity among captive tiger populations. The cubs' wild bloodline is an important factor.


These cubs are possibly the most significant births for the program in recent history,"  Australia Zoo head tiger supervisor Giles Clark said.


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