Zoo celebrates arrival of rare twin tiger cubs

Staff at Banham Zoo in Norfolk are celebrating the arrival of some very cute twin tiger cubs.

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Mummy and Daddy: Sveta and Kuzma pictured together

Sveta and Kuzma Credit: Banham Zoo

Staff at Banham Zoo in Norfolk are celebrating the arrival of some very cute twin tiger cubs.

The zoo’s male, Kuzma, who was born at Banham in 2008, was recently ranked as one of the most important males within the breeding programme.

His genes are poorly represented within the captive population so breeding him was considered a high priority. His mate, Sveta, arrived from Lisbon Zoo, Portugal in 2011 and this is their first successful litter together.

CCTV shows Sveta with her two tiger cubs Credit: Banham Zoo

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Sveta and her twins Credit: Banham Zoo

Staff at Banham Zoo in Norfolk are celebrating the arrival of twin tiger cubs.

Keepers installed CCTV cameras so that they could monitor their Amur tigress, Sveta, giving birth without disturbing her.

Keepers monitor the progress of the twins by CCTC cameras Credit: Banham Zoo

The twins are said to be making excellent progress.

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