The Sumatran tigers at the Sacramento Zoo have another offspring.
The new cub was born at 2:55 a.m. March 3 to mother Bahagia and father Castro. He is the pair's fifth surviving offspring.
The as yet unnamed cub weighed in three pounds, which is good-size for Sumatran tigers who usually tip the scales at 2 pounds at birth. Mother and baby appear healthy.
Bahagia and her cub will be inside their den and away from public view, while the baby gains strength and coordination, according to a zoo press release. Both should be on display in late May or early June.
"The birth of any Sumatran tiger is a great contribution to this critically endangered species," said Mary Healy, zoo director.
Fewer than 500 Sumatran tigers are believed to exist in the wild on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra. About 200 live in zoos around the world.
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