Tiger Cub at the San Francisco Zoo Makes Its First Public Appearance

The cub is just five weeks old, staff says it's a girl

Towards the middle of February, a Sumatran tiger cub was born at the San Francisco Zoo. The cub is now five weeks old and in perfectly good health, hence its being allowed to make its public debut.

Thus, those who visited said animal sanctuary this past weekend between 1 – 3 p.m. local time had a chance to also visit the Lion House and catch a glimpse of the tiger cub.

“Because this cub will spend her life in captivity, it is important for her emotional wellness that she has a relationship with the animal staff that will care for her and be comfortable in the presence of the public.”

“To begin this process, the Zoo will open the Lion House on weekends during the hours of 1 – 3pm,” the zoo wrote on their website.

Information shared with the public says that the tiger cub is a female. For the time being, the baby tiger lacks a name, yet it is to be expected that she will soon be given one.

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