'Miracle Mali' Baby Tiger Cub Recovers From Near Death At Tacoma, Washington Zoo

12/03/2010 05:36 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

TACOMA, Wash. — A Sumatran tiger cub that nearly died last month has recovered and gained the nickname "Miracle Mali."

The tiger made a public appearance Friday at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma.

The 6-month-old cub underwent emergency surgery Nov. 15 for an intestinal blockage and went into cardiac arrest. She was revived, but zoo veterinarians feared she had brain damage.

The zoo says Mali has regained her eyesight and is acting like a normal tiger. She was reunited Tuesday with her mother and brother.