OKC Zoo’s Sumatran Tiger Twins Receive First Wellness Exam

OKC Zoo Sumatran Tiger Twins female left and male right credit Jennifer D

Tiger twins update! OKC Zoo’s Sumatran tiger cubs receive first wellness exam, the newborn siblings are in good health and meeting milestones.

The Oklahoma City Zoo’s newest additions, 19-day-old critically endangered Sumatran tiger twins, received their first wellness exam on Wednesday, July 20 during which the Zoo’s veterinary care team determined the sex of each cub and it’s a girl and a boy for tiger mom, Lola!

OKC Zoo male Sumatran tiger twin wellness exam credit Jennifer D

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ZSL London Zoo Shares First Images Of Three-Week-Old Sumatran Tiger Cubs Outside  

Sumatran tiger cubs in straw at ZSL London Zoo (c) George Cuevas ZSL London Zoo

BIG CAT CUDDLES: Stunning images of three Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cubs born in June at ZSL London Zoo show the adorable trio rolling in soft straw and snuggling up to mum Gaysha in their Tiger Territory home.  


The Critically Endangered cubs remained inside the Zoo’s behind-the-scenes cubbing den for the first few weeks of their lives, before recent warm weather prompted Gaysha to bring them outside - to the delight of excited zoogoers. 

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Tiger Cub Trio Vet Check

Last week Indianapolis Zoo’s Tiger Trio (ICYMI: Here's the announcement) turned 6-weeks old and had their first Vet check consisting of vaccinations, a visual check of eyes, ears and body, and a measuring of their weights. They each weigh in at around 12 pounds. Their personalities are starting to emerge, and the cubs love to roll around and wrestle with one another. While they are still being bottle-fed, soon they will receive some meat to start the transition to solid food.

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Mom Zoya is doing great and has healed. The tiger cub trio will remain indoors until mid-September. Don’t forget our tiger cub naming contest is underway on Facebook. https://bit.ly/3APS3Xl One of the male cubs was named Nicolas after the Veterinary Surgeon who assisted the Zoo. Winning names will be announced on July 29, International Tiger Day.

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Stripy Bundle Of Joy

Three of the world's rarest tigers born at ZSL London Zoo’s Tiger Territory  

Zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo have shared the first footage of a triply exciting arrival - three Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cubs, born on Monday 27 June.  

Adorable footage revealed by the Zoo’s hidden ‘cubcam’ shows ten-year-old mum Gaysha giving birth and tenderly cleaning the rare newborns – closely followed by dad Asim gently approaching to meet his new family. 

Sumatran tiger cubs born at ZSL London Zoo - screenshot 2 (c) ZSL

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OKC Zoo Celebrates Birth Of Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Twins

Double the stripes, double the delight! OKC Zoo’s Sumatran tiger, Lola, gives birth to two healthy cubs, a momentous occasion for the conservation of this rare species.

Summer is off to an exciting start for the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden with the recent birth of critically endangered Sumatran tiger twins. Lola, the OKC Zoo’s 11-year-old female Sumatran tiger, gave birth to two cubs on Saturday, July 2 at the Zoo’s Cat Forest habitat. The first cub was born at approximately 4:31 p.m. and the second soon after at 4:49 p.m.

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OKC Zoo’s Critically Endangered Sumatran Tiger Is Pregnant, Due Summer 2022

Sumatran tiger, Lola, is pregnant, expected to give birth this summer. OKC Zoo participates in AZA breeding program for this critically endangered species to ensure its survival as there are less than 500 Sumatran tigers in the wild.

The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is proud to announce that its female Sumatran tiger, Lola, 10, is pregnant and due to give birth this summer. The OKC Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan® (SSP) for Sumatran tigers which made the recommendation for Lola to breed with mate, Kami, 14. The Zoo is committed to helping protect Sumatran tigers and sustain their population through its participation in the AZA’s SSP for this critically endangered species. This is Lola’s second pregnancy with Kami. The pair welcomed male triplets in July 2017.

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It's a Boy!

Keepers at ZSL London Zoo have confirmed that their adorable tiger cub, born on 12 December, is a boy! He's getting stronger and more independent every day and is becoming quite a little explorer, climbing anything that he can find!

He's also got a big voice on him already and isn't afraid to tell mum Gaysha when he is ready for a meal or wants some attention. He's no longer a fan of her carrying him around and making all the decisions - you can hear him objecting about her cramping his style! Gaysha takes no notice of his defiance though as she still knows what is best for him!

Gaysha and dad Asim have been perfect parents and, now that they are living as a family group, Asim has been seen taking on bath time and babysitting duties.

If you're a Member, Patron, or Fellow of London Zoo, keep an eye on your inbox for your chance to choose his final name!

Visit the Zoo to see if you can spot him: zsl.org/booktickets

Easy, Tiger!

Month-old Sumatran tiger cub takes wobbly first steps outside at ZSL London Zoo’s Tiger Territory 
Footage taken by zookeepers at ZSL London Zoo yesterday (Wednesday 12 January) shows a Critically Endangered Sumatran tiger cub taking its first wobbly steps outdoors – a month after its December birth.  
ZSL London Zoo tiger keeper Kathryn Sanders said: “The cub has so far mostly stayed tucked up with Gaysha in their cosy behind-the-scenes cubbing den, but with such lovely weather yesterday it’s clear she decided it was time for her little one to take its first steps in the outside world.”  

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