Rare South China Tiger Cub Born

(from nature.com) - A 1-kilogram ball of fur, yet to be named, may be the best hope yet for saving the critically endangered South China tiger. That’s assuming that the male cub, born over the weekend on a wild-game reserve in South Africa, will one day be able to adjust to the jungles of China.

The birth marks the first time a South China tiger has been born in a semi-natural setting — an environment that some hope will improve the animal’s chances once released in the wild. The cub will receive some extra attention, including bottle-feeding, but will be allowed to roam the 150-acre park and learn to hunt wild antelope with his mother in a few months. Continued...


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