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Endangered tiger cubs take stage

August 26, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Three male Amur tiger cubs made their debut at Salt Lake City's Hogle Zoo.

Formerly known as Siberian tigers, the Amurs are listed as a critically endangered species. Males weigh 400 to 650 pounds and can be up to 11 feet long. In the wild, they live in eastern Russia and northeastern China.

The cubs were born June 2 to mother Basha and father Kazek. They had been out of view while they bonded with their mother and grew.

It's Basha's first litter. She was born at the zoo in 2003.

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