Zoo says tiger cubs are getting playful

The newest members of the Topeka Zoo, three, female, Sumatran tiger cubs, are growing right on track according to a news release from the City of Topeka on Tuesday.

“They are amazing,” Animal Care Supervisor Shanna Simpson said.  “They are so active and playful and very vocal now.  All three are chuffing regularly”

The three cubs, born on May 4, 2014, are all now weighing in at just more than 13 pounds.  Jingga, the mother of the three cubs, continues to provide all the care the cubs need.  Zoo staff continue to keep a close eye on the developmental progress the cubs are making through video evaluation and morning weight checks while Jingga stretches her legs outside.

The Zoo says the cubs are still on track to make their public debut around the first week of August.

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