Three new tiger cubs are born in the tiger breeding project of the Toronto zoo. The zoo states that Mazyria, an Amur tiger, gave birth after 104 days of pregnancy. It says “Mazy” and her cubs are doing well. They are being monitored through remote cameras. This is to allow them to bond undisturbed.
The first few months of life are critical, claims the zoo. Assuming all goes well, the three new tiger cubs will have their first checkup in six to eight weeks.
The zoo states that Mazy was paired with the male tiger Vasili. They say this was as part of a program to promote conservation. Amur tigers were previously considered critically endangered. Their status was changed to endangered in 2007.