Dublin Zoo announces arrival of two adorable endangered tiger cubs
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Dublin Zoo announces arrival of two adorable endangered tiger cubs

DUBLIN ZOO is celebrating the arrival of two endangered tiger cubs and they're beyond adorable.

The two female Amur Tiger cubs were born in October will be ready to meet the public this weekend after their birth four months ago.

Their first-time parents Tundra and Ussuri actually welcomed the adorable little sisters back in October but they'll be visible to visitors for the very first time this Saturday and Sunday between 11.15am and 3pm.

Dublin Zoo announced the news this afternoon, sharing pictures and videos of the precious little cubs with their followers on Instagram.

The zoo revealed: "The two female cubs (yet to be named) weighed approximately 1.5kg each when they were born on October 14th and have grown rapidly to 15kg each.⁣"

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Team Leader Ciarán McMahon said the zoo's newest residents "are doing extremely well".

He added: "Tundra is an exceptional first-time mother and she has shown strong maternal instincts from the very beginning.

"Both cubs are very playful and energetic, just like their mother!

"The cubs have fun chasing each other and play-fighting which helps keep their claws sharp, while Tundra makes sure to clean them up straight afterwards, just like any good parent would."

The Amur subspecies, formerly known as Siberian Tigers, are an endangered species who were renamed to highlight the fact they are now only found in Russia's Amur Valley.

With only around 500 Amurs believed to be living in the wild, Dublin Zoo hopes its new arrivals will become part of an international breeding programme to help restore the species to its former glory.

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Zoo staff are inviting the public to suggest names for the baby tigers on their website.

TIGER CUBS BORN AT DUBLIN ZOO!⁣ ⁣ Dublin Zoo is thrilled to announce the birth of two Amur tiger cubs to first-time parents Tundra and Ussuri! ⁣ ⁣ The two female cubs (yet to be named) weighed approximately 1.5kg each when they were born on October 14th and have grown rapidly to 15kg each.⁣ ⁣ The cubs are now ready for visitors at the tiger habitat in Dublin Zoo and this Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January from 11am-3pm, there will be tiger-themed activities and roarsome games to celebrate the new arrivals, free upon entry to Dublin Zoo!⁣ ⁣ Get tickets through the link in our bio, story or at www.dublinzoo.ie⁣ ⁣ #tiger #tigers #amurtiger #amurtiger #siberiantiger #dublin #dublinzoo #discoverdublin #failteireland #lovindublin ⁣

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