Banham Zoo 'deeply saddened' by death of baby Amur tiger triplet

CCTV from Banham Zoo shows Mishka and her triplet cubs

One of three Amur tiger cubs born at a zoo in Norfolk has died, at less than three weeks old.

The triplets were born to mum Mishka at Banham Zoo on 1 May.

But last week, keepers watching over them via CCTV in their den discovered one had not survived.

The zoo made the announcement on Facebook, saying it was "deeply saddened".

It explained that the first eight weeks were "incredibly risky" for tiger cubs.

Following a post-mortem examination, it was confirmed that the cub had struggled to suckle from their mother.

The zoo said the two remaining cubs were healthy and developing well.

"The two surviving cubs are thriving and making excellent progress. They appear to be growing stronger and healthier with each passing day.

"We appreciate your support and understanding during this difficult time, and our thoughts are with our keepers in particular."

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