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Tiger Cubs Make Their Debut At Sydney Zoo (VIDEO)


First Posted: 10/29/11 09:15 PM ET Updated: 10/29/11 09:17 PM ET

What's cuter than a baby animal? Three baby animals.

The video below, from the Associated Press, shows young tiger cubs making their public debut at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, Australia.

The three Sumatran tiger cubs were born on August 20th and were an important addition for the zoo. There may be as few as 400 Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

Cameron Kerr, the zoo's director and chief executive, said in a press release, "In a world where just 7% of original tiger habitat remains, this triple birth is a great achievement by Taronga’s dedicated keepers. When you think that these cubs represent nearly 1% of the wild Sumatran Tiger population, you realise just how precarious the future is for these iconic creatures.”

Things may be looking up for wild tigers in other places. A survey earlier this year of India's tiger population showed that the population had increased in the past four years.

For another cute animal video, check out these big cats in Florida playing with rubber toys.

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