CJ, the Sumatran tiger cub born at the Sacramento zoo three months ago, can now be seen daily outside.
Viewing of the energetic youngster is available daily until 3 p.m. - or when mom and cub are ready to go back inside. The cub has previously remained behind the scenes with his mother while he gained strength and coordination.
Zoo personnel expect that he will enjoy the new sights and smells outside, but may also take some cat naps. Tiger fathers do not assist in raising cubs, so CJ's father will lounge outside in the evening and overnight.
Sumatran tigers, found only on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, are endangered. Fewer than 500 are believed to be in the wild and about 200 reside in zoos.