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London Zoo's Newborn Sumatran Tiger Cub Dies

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

- 1706 days ago -
Postmortem shows the cub, who was born two weeks ago, drowned in the enclosure's pool

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Christeen A (371)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 6:02 am
OMG This is devastating news. I am quite sad.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 9:03 am
Whhat a heartbreak..we all just watched that birth and now this.. how on earth could that happen.

Laura H (964)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 10:34 am
So SO heart hurts.

Rest In Peace little one.

sarah s (7)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 10:38 am
So sad.

Malgorzata Z (200)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 10:57 am
bardzo przykre

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 11:21 am
Such a heart breaker at a time that the species is so critically endangered. The infant mortality rate in wild animals is so high because of the large number of potential threats; this drowning, while possibly preventable, is really just mimicking nature.

Gabriela Baldaia (104)
Tuesday October 15, 2013, 4:05 pm
How sad .........
rest in peace little one

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 1:01 am
God Bless you, lil one. Heart is breaking. :*-(

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 6:17 am
So sad it just shows sometimes you can do everything but its not meant to be

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 5:32 pm

Considering the few Sumatran Tigers left on Earth, it's a disgrace.......

. (0)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 5:37 pm
RIP little one

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday October 16, 2013, 5:42 pm

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Giana P (398)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 3:03 am
How sad! Couldn't they anticipate this? drowning in the enclosure's pool???? This is negligence!

pam w (139)
Tuesday October 22, 2013, 7:57 pm
Look. These are professional zoo keepers. If they had pulled the mother/cubs off exhibit for 8'd have complained about that. Animals don't always raise babies well. Would you have preferred the cubs be pulled and raised by humans? I doubt that.

Why does everyone always ASSUME it's human error when these things happen?

Do you have any idea how sad this is for the keeper staff? The last thing they need is a petition condemning them for something which wasn't their fault!

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