Amur Tiger Cubs (Part 2)
Born: June 28 and 29, 2012
Home: Columbus Zoo - Columbus, OH
All About Baby: These brothers are the first Amur Tigers born at Columbus Zoo. Weighing just 2-3 pounds at birth, they made their public debut in August at 11 and 13 pounds. They sup on bottles every four hours and are starting to try meat.
Who Knew? Also known as Siberian tigers, Amur tigers are critically endangered in the wild -- only 500 remain. According to Digital Journal and Tigers In Crisis, this is due in part to habitat loss from logging, and poaching for skins and body parts for use in some medicines.