Mom looks on as tiger cubs romp in new home

LONDON (NBC/LONDON ZOO HANDOUT VIA APTN) — Three Sumatran tiger cubs made their first public appearance at the London Zoo this week.

The cubs were born in London last month.

As they took their first steps into their new enclosure, their mother watched on.

A zoo employee described the mother as very protective and said that the zoo isn’t sure about the sex of the cubs yet.

Sumatran tigers are a very rare species and are listed as Critically Endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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