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Calgary Zoo's Rare Siberian Tiger Gives Birth to Three Cubs! VIDEO!


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, tigers, birth, zoos )

Cher
- 965 days ago - vancouversun.com
For the third time in less than two years the Calgary's Zoo's female tiger, Katja, has given birth to a litter of cubs.



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. (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 7:24 am
Clearly these animals are well looked after but it is such a shame that the species in the wild has reduced to such a low level that a captive breeding programme becomes so important.
 

Kay M. (348)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 8:43 am
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9:16 am
set our fellow beings free
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love
 

Dee C. (209)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9:29 am
Generally ..female Siberian Tigers have usually 2-4 cubs.they can have up to 6 cubs..I just hope this program isn't over-doing it..and making it harder on these tigers..

Hope they do well..

Thanks Cher..
Noted..
 

samantha l (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9:33 am
Thats great! I hope they all do well
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 12:40 pm
lovely news,xxx
 

Nancy Roussy (79)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 12:49 pm
I hope for the sake of her babies that they too die like the others, living in a jail where heartless people visit and where the people there torture you is no life!
 

Donna B. (36)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 1:15 pm
Thx Cher. You give us such wonderful stories. Hope you have a Blessed Day Sweetie.
 

Sue Matheson (74)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 1:19 pm
thanks
 

michelle t. (41)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 2:28 pm
Excellent news.Thanks
 

Marlene Dinkins (241)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 2:31 pm
i hope her babies this time survive!!!!!!!!!!!! she is a good mother.
 

. (2)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 2:46 pm
Born to zee life......
 

Dan Lubniewski (84)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:02 pm
Birdman of long beach: I sure hope the cubs survive. Its sad though they have to live in cages at all. So many species will be extinct in the near future since we take there habitat away from them. If anyone finds a injured pigeon around the Long Beach Cal. area please contact me - animalrescuer131@yahoo.com - Millions of pigeons have there toes tied from fishing line, string & human hair. They have to watch there toes fall off one at a time from lack of circulation and are living a tortured life with no one to help them. I have rescued and doctored over 3,000 pigeons the last 8 yrs. I have most medicines and antibiotics and my speciality is horribly damaged toes. I can take the worst looking pigeon you ever seen in your life and have it healed in a week or less and have done it hundreds of times. Pest control companies have been spreading lies about them for years just to sell products. Look up war pigeons on google and see all the pigeons that were decorated war hero's saving our troops lives. So please do not judge them unfairly and help them if you see them needing help. Think twice before returning banded pigeons back to the racing clubs. The vast majority of these beautiful pigeons get there necks twisted when there usefullness to the clubs are over with.
 

Isabelle J. (87)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:22 pm
Thanks!
 

Lauren Kozen (163)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:25 pm
Noted. Thanks Cher.
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:32 pm
Here's hoping these cubs survive and herald a better fate for the Amur tiger than what the thylacine (Tasmanian 'tiger') got.
 

Lisa Neste (709)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 3:33 pm
I really hope that the third time is a charm for Katja & her cubs, especially since they are such rare tigers! Thanks for posting Cher.
 

Eternal Gardener (738)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 4:35 pm
Sending personal GOOD vibes towards Her Majesty...!
 

Sandi C. (237)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 6:02 pm
SURE HOPE THEY MAKE IT!
 

Ann B. (140)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 7:12 pm
Thanks for sharing. This is good news. I hope they make it it would be a shame if they die.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 7:38 pm
Fantastic!!
 

Nyack Clancy (447)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 8:51 pm
noted
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 9:04 pm
First....cubs die in the wild all the time. Losing cubs in a zoo birth doesn't mean anything negative about their care.

Secondly, unhappy animals aren't likely to breed and this animal has produced yet another set of healthy cubs.

Those of you who "hope they die" don't care much about continuing a species, do you?
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 10:17 pm
Thanks.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Monday April 2, 2012, 1:54 am
Noted.
 

janet f. (29)
Monday April 2, 2012, 4:41 am
It's heartbreaking that these cats and their offspring will never life as wild animals.
 

. (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 5:32 am
Sometimes even if the rare good news finally arrive :-))
thx for sharing Cher
 

KS Goh (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 5:48 am
Thanks for the article.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Monday April 2, 2012, 5:58 am
thanks
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday April 2, 2012, 6:34 am
noted, thank you Cher
 

Ruth S. (304)
Monday April 2, 2012, 6:43 am
Its a shame that they are in captivity!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 9:52 am
Noted.
 

Tom Tree (241)
Monday April 2, 2012, 9:57 am
AWESOME !! GOOD LUCK KITTIES!!
 

Kathy Javens (104)
Monday April 2, 2012, 12:29 pm
Noted. I hope they survive & thrive for a vey, very long time.
 

Cindy Richardson (80)
Monday April 2, 2012, 1:01 pm
I am HAPPY for mom tiger and her cubs!! All you people who "HOPE THE CUBS DIE" How can you say that and still be an ANIMAL LOVER? I don't understand! EVERY SINGLE LIFE IS IMPORTANT AND SERVES A PURPOSE!! EVEN IF THAT LIFE IS IN A ZOO, AT LEAST THERE THEY WON'T BE POACHED OR ILLEGALLY TRADED. MOM AND HER BABIES ARE AT LEAST SAFE!!
 

Judy Apelis (0)
Monday April 2, 2012, 1:35 pm
Outstanding!!!!
 

Dianne D. (460)
Sunday April 8, 2012, 12:12 am
I'm so sad that these tigers will never know freedom.
 

Terri Hughes (412)
Monday April 9, 2012, 6:55 pm
Great news....hope they are around to keep having little ones. We don't want to see them become EXTINCT!!
 
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