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Cannonball! National Zoo's Rare Tiger Cubs Pass a Swim Test

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, pictures, tigers, cubs, swimming )

- 754 days ago -
Like kids at summer camp and even some college students, the National Zoo's tiger cubs had to take a swim reliability test on Wednesday morning to prove they're fit to go on exhibit. And the results are in: They passed!

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Cher C. (1462)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 3:45 pm

Thnx for sending me this Marie!!!


Wednesday November 6, 2013, 5:04 pm

Thanks for posting sweetie xx

Barb Knight (1693)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 7:43 pm
'To go on exhibit'? These rare tiger cubs are very cute but I can't stand the thought of them being on exhibit.

Dogan Ozkan (5)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 10:52 pm

Robert O. (12)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 12:33 am

Claudia Acosta (68)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:30 am
Thank you.

Danuta Watola (1260)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 4:33 am

Christeen Anderson (659)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 6:05 am
Why is this done? Just curious.

Lisa Neste (754)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:26 am
Christeen, they will be surrounded by a moat with water in it, where they will be exhibited. They wanted to make sure the cubs could swim, so they wouldn't have any incidents of drowning.

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 8:18 am
Lil sweeties were none too happy about this! But the zoo has to ensure their safety.

. (0)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 9:12 am
I was taught not to be afraid of water in a similiar way...just put me in.

Sara P. (69)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 11:01 am
Lovely creatures :))) Thanks for sharing Cher.

Ruth C. (267)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 12:42 pm
Barb you are so right!

Christine Huff (38)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 3:38 pm
Too cute for words!

Anette S. (22)
Thursday November 7, 2013, 7:00 pm
i agree with BarbCat Knight

June Bostock (50)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:09 pm
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