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Rare Sumatran Tiger born at Flamingo Land

Flamingo Land have announced their new arrival in the form of a rare Sumatran Tiger Cub.

It was born on Friday at 6:01PM at the Flamingo Land Resort

There are only 300 Sumatran Tiger's left in the world Credit: PA Images

The new arrival comes after a culmination of seven years of work by the Flamingo Land animal carers in their attempts to protect the critically endangered species.

With as little as three-hundred Sumatran Tigers left in the wild and Flamingo Land has increased the world population levels of this magnificent species by 1.3%.

Three years ago the same breeding pair Bawa and Surya produced triplets which have now gone onto other collections to start their own families.

Currently Mum and Baby can be viewed via live direct link to the special cubbing den at the tiger exhibit. As yet the sex of the Cub remains unknown.

Although it is early days for our Tiger Cub it looks to be very strong and we are very hopeful that this continues.

Around a month ago our Zoo and Vet team believe that she had miscarried so we were all amazed to find the little Cub with it’s parents on Friday Evening.

We would not normally make this announcement so early but we are so proud of our work in this particular field that we wanted to give as many children as possible the chance to see him or her before the schools go back.

Conservation is our passion and the survival of the Sumatran Tigers is one of our key missions.

Together with our achievements in the field through our Udzungwa Forest Project in Tanzania we are at the forefront of International Strategic Conservation. We are extremely proud of our efforts.

– Zoo Manager Ross Snipp