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22nd Jun 2017

A Rare Baby Tiger Was Born At Fota Wildlife And They Need YOU To Help Name It


Baby animals are a beacon of shining light that manage to bring joy into the most boring of days, so we’re pretty thankful for pics of the latest little cutie to have been brought into our green lands.

Fota Wildlife Park just announced the birth of a Sumatran Tiger cub, which is one of the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world, and we’re obsessed with the dote.

The baba cub was born on the 7th of May to first time parents, five-year-old mother Dourga and father Denar who is also five.

Although the Wildlife Park don’t yet know the sex of the cub, they’re calling for the public to suggest a name beginning with ‘D’. 

Aaaand the person who has suggested the chosen name will be in with a chance to win a yearlong Conservation Membership to Fota Wildlife Park.

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Sean McKeown, director of Fota Wildlife Park said: “This is a landmark birth for us – apart from the fact this is the first time that a tiger has been born in Fota, but also because this subspecies is so vulnerable to extinction as there are as few as 300 to 500 individuals remaining in the wild.”

Comment your chosen name here.

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