Endangered tiger cubs make first public appearances at Cleveland Zoo

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In this photo provided by the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, two of three new tiger cubs in an exhibit as they made their public debut on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in Cleveland. (Kyle Lanzer/Cleveland Metroparks Zoo via AP)

CLEVELAND — Three endangered tiger cubs are making their first public appearances at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Officials say two Amur tiger cubs named Luka and Anya were born at the zoo in December. A Malayan tiger cub named Indrah was born at a zoo in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in December and was brought to Cleveland on a recommendation from the Tiger Species Survival Plan.

The cubs made their first public appearance Wednesday.

Cleveland zoo official say raising the different subspecies together will help them develop after their mothers wouldn’t care for them.

They weigh about 30 pounds each.

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