Thursday 19 January 2017

Tigers tuck in to first birthday cake

Published 31/05/2010 | 05:00

SUMATRAN tiger cubs Emas and Wanita tucked into meat-filled birthday cake yesterday to celebrate their first birthday at Dublin Zoo.

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Their keeper Ciaran McMahon and young friends marked the milestone by enjoying a more traditional cake.

The cubs' first year has been an eventful one after Wanita underwent surgery to repair a hole in her heart but she is now fully recovered and spends her days playing with Emas under the watchful eye of their parents Kepala and Sigra.

The cubs hone their stalking and hunting skills during the day and cuddle up alongside their parents at night.

They are a welcome addition to the zoo's international breeding programme.

Irish Independent

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