Hello, World! Sumatran Tiger Cubs Make Their Media Debut

Cubs at Zoo Atlanta will be seen by the general public after Labor Day

In little more than a week, July 5, will be seen by the viewing public at .

The boy and girl pair, named , respectively, because Sumatran tigers are so rare and critically endangered.

Loss of habitat on Indonesia's Sumatra Island — the only place on Earth those tigers are found — has decimated their populations. Fewer than 400 are believed to exist in the wild.

On Wednesday, Zoo Atlanta gave East Atlanta Patch and other media a sneak peek at the cubs, now eight weeks old, as Rebecca Snyder, the zoo's curator of mammals explained where they are in development and what their days are like.


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