By: Matthew Keys
March 19, 2010
The Sacramento Zoo's resident Sumatran tiger Bahagia has given birth to a tiger cub.
The news of the baby cub comes after the Zoo lost two baby anteaters born earlier in the week. A second cub was born to Bahagia and mate Castro, but died after sustaining severe head injuries.
"After the loss of the baby anteaters this month, the birth of the Sumatran tiger and sorrowful death of a second cub is emotional for the Zoo staff," Zoo Director Mary Healy said in a press release distributed Friday, "but we know Baha is an experienced mother who will do her best to take care of this very special cub especially during the important first few months of development."
Bahagia and Castro birthed three male cubs in November 2006.
The Zoo says around 200 Sumatran tigers are in captivity at zoos aroun the world, and an estimated 500 tigers are said to be in the wild.
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