'Christmas Cub': Endangered Sumatran Tiger Born at London Zoo

Footage from London Zoo’s “cubcam” released on December 31 gives a first look at their newest arrival – a Sumatran tiger cub.

The zoo said the cub was born in December 12, and video shows it cuddling into its mother, before it “takes its first wobbly steps on the soft straw of their cosy behind-the-scenes den.”

Tiger keeper Lucy Reed said: “The chunky little cub is doing really well in mum’s excellent care, and definitely takes after dad Asim in terms of size and strength."

The cub will remain tucked away until the time comes for it to receive its vaccinations and the sex can be determined.

Sumatran tigers are the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world, with recent estimates suggesting that only 300 remain in the wild, the zoo said. Credit: ZSL London Zoo via Storyful

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