First tiger cub born at London Zoo for 17 years dies

The first tiger cub to be born at London Zoo for 17 years has died. The cub was discovered on the edge of the pool inside the tigers' enclosure. Five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to the cub two weeks ago, with the event captured on hidden cameras in the den.

Sumatran tiger Melati looks at her new-born cub shortly after being born Credit: London Zoo

Keepers at London Zoo raised the alarm in the early hours of Saturday morning after they noticed that they could not see the cub on the den cameras. The zoo spokeswoman said a post-mortem examination carried out on Sunday confirmed the cub had drowned

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London Zoo tiger cub drowns

The first tiger cub to be born at London Zoo for 17 years has died.