Thursday, February 3, 2011

Denver Zoo: Amur Tigers

These four cubs were born to Koshka, mother Amur (or Siberian) tiger, at the Denver Zoo last May 31
Four cubs add considerably to the small population that remains of this highly endangered species.
When the cubs weren't napping, they were stalking and ambushing mom.
We are lucky to have in Syracuse two male Amurs, father and son. One year a female came to visit and produced a cub. Neither the female nor the cub stayed here permanently.
Amur tigers are suited for northern zoos, as they live naturally in a harsh climate. Thus a trip to the zoo in winter is always rewarding.
Click on these photos to very good advantage.

1 comment:

  1. So vivid. Just want to cuddle with them in the sunshine. Thanks