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Adorable Tiger Cubs Come Out to Play at National Zoo

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

- 1548 days ago -
A pair of Sumatran tiger cubs made their public debut at the National Zoo in Washington on Monday. The 3-month-old cubs, named Sukacita and Bandar, played outside with their mother, Dumai, for a little over an hour and a half as visitors looked on.

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Ted W (127)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:16 am
Wow nice pics!! Noted and shared!! Thanks Cher!!! :)

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:24 am
They're so beautiful! Wish they could go to a reputable cat sanctuary instead where they can actually roam. Thx Cher

Sandi C (98)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 7:25 am
Thanks Cher, Their adorable

Robert O (12)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 8:29 am
They are really cute.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:02 am
Cute babies, I just hate zoos!

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 10:34 am
Beautiful - thanks for sharing

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 12:21 pm
great, thx, shared

. (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:00 pm
Thanks for the pics.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:30 pm
This video made me very angry. Why would you throw a tiger baby in the water like this. Let him choose when he wants to get in. This was very cruel.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 3:45 pm
Fantastic pictures of the Sumatran Tiger cubs. Thanks for sharing Cher.

Barbara K (60)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 4:06 pm
How adorable they are, thanks my friend. Beautiful pics.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 4:06 pm
Beautiful animals.

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 5:52 pm
THX, beautiful! ! guess what, that's actually a re-post by that newspaper, these cabs were born last year in August and i am pretty sure you posted their debut video in Nov. :-) >

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 5:53 pm
*cubs* lol

S J (130)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 6:39 pm
Meowwww. I hope they shall not be killed! Thanks Cher

Sherri G (128)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 12:21 am
I am not sure I like the way the guy threw the cub in the water. The lady was at least gentle. Noted TY Cher

Colin Hope (243)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 5:28 am
Already signed!!

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:15 am
Thank you for sharing

Connie O (44)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 8:15 am
beautiful... ty for sharing

Dianne D (490)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:03 am
Very beautiful but since hearing this morning that the Copenhagen zoo killed another giraffe and 4 lions yesterday, I am so anti zoo. I will begin my fight to close everyone of them down.

fly b (26)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:10 am
I feel the same way as Dianne. I stopped going to zoos a long time ago. These animals need to be in their own habitat and have real lives, not caged to make money for people or for entertainment. It's cruel.

June Bostock (50)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 10:33 am
Beautiful pictures, but wild animals belong in the wild. Not in zoos.

Sara P (54)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 11:25 am
I strongly hope that in USA the Zoos are different from those here in Europe, right today the italian tv said that more then 5000 animals are killed every year for supernumerary or genetic problems, hallucinating!!!!! Shame on EU, this is horrible and crazy!!!

Dayanna Hillier (21)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 3:15 pm
If the abominable evils i.e. Poachers, hunters, trappers, trophy seekers did NOT EXIST then yes caging ANY animal is despicably cruel.

However.... when there's ONLY 400....just 400 left in the wild, then for the sake of avoiding species extinction - Zoos? sanctuarys are sadly a must.... for a few more decades.

What is the point of releasing all these endangered animals into the wild when there is a HIGH probability they will be shot! Dead in no time at all. And for what???!! Just because caging them for a longer life, for survival and free from harm and danger?

If anyone on Care2 thinks that Poaching and hunting is going to end like anytime soon - then more the fool for you. Go get your head tested.

I love all animals, I am compassionate about animal welfare, but most of all I am a human being which is driven by reason and rationale, most of all a realist.

Sheri Schongold (7)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:10 pm
What a couple of sweeties.

Lynn S (235)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 12:14 am
Such sweet little balls of energy. Too bad they are not free but on the other hand, they are safe with momma and it looks like their home is not a concrete cage.

Shaheen N (64)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 1:00 am
Thanks for sharing

Winnie A (179)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:28 pm
What beautiful babies. Thanks for the video!

Angela J (61)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 4:53 pm
Thank you.

Kay M (347)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 5:15 pm

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Thursday March 27, 2014, 8:14 pm
Marvellous Sumatran tigers. I have to agree with Dayanna Hillier, there is a necessity for some zoos and sanctuaries when it comes to species that are close to extinction. It's too bad that we can't put all the poachers into a zoo and release all the tigers into the wild.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Friday March 28, 2014, 2:34 am
Thank you

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Friday March 28, 2014, 11:07 am
noted thanks

Malgorzata Z (200)
Friday March 28, 2014, 12:39 pm
są piękne!

Susan Ho (0)
Friday March 28, 2014, 3:01 pm
I wish they could go swimming whenever they liked.

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday March 28, 2014, 3:50 pm
TY, Cher.

Joy McRonald (169)
Friday March 28, 2014, 6:43 pm
Thank you.. Noted

Angela J (61)
Friday March 28, 2014, 9:36 pm
Thank you.

Alexandra G (250)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 5:09 am
beautiful animals, but they need to be in their own habitat and have real lives

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 5:42 am
Noted, thanks.

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 10:48 pm
What a horrible planet we would have without our wildlife.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:46 am
noted soooo cute!!!!

Panchali Yapa (26)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:56 am

Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 12:19 pm
so cute

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 4:01 pm
Thank yoiu!

marie C (163)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 5:10 pm

. (0)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:07 pm
Thanks so cute :)

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:26 pm
Gorgeous babies!

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 11:37 pm

Patricia N (9)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:21 am
Beautiful animals

Lisa Z (168)
Monday March 31, 2014, 7:45 pm

Rhonda B (99)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 5:16 am
Thank you!

Barb Knight (1688)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 11:09 am
Dejavu!! I've seen this before..

Luis Gerardo (12)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 12:22 pm

Edgar Z (47)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 4:34 pm
They are really cute. Thanks.

Debra Tate (17)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 6:36 pm
Awww How sweet! Thanks and noted.

Jav R (0)
Sunday July 6, 2014, 1:31 pm
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