Friday, March 22, 2013

New at San Francisco Zoo this weekend

San Francisco Chronicle/Will Kane, 3/22/13. "San Francisco Zoo tiger cub's 1st public appearance."

The yet-to-be-named 5-week-old female cub makes her public debut Saturday with her mother, Leanne. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
5 week old Sumatran tiger cub, 11 pounds
"San Francisco's new Sumatran tiger cub is ready for her debutante ball. Call it a kitty cotillion.

The 5-week-old cub, still dubbed just "The Cub" by her keepers at the San Francisco Zoo, will make her first public appearance for a few hours Saturday and Sunday.

....  If visitors arrive during one of the 20 hours the cub sleeps each day, they can see the pair snuggle on a live webcam that shows the scene inside the nesting box.
....  As tempting as it is, MacDonald said the keepers don't play with - or even pet - the cub. If she's given too much affection as a baby, she'll grow into a full-size Sumatran tiger with fangs, paws the size of plates and an unfortunate fondness for romping with her human handlers."     Read article.
Note:  photograph from the article, by Paul Chinn. 
Posted by Kathy Meeh

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

so cute, I want one