1. Gremlin

    Gremlin Cynthia

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    Finally made it to Whipsnade yesterday to catch up on those adorable tiger cubs.
    Sadly they have lost one, but the three remaining are a joy to watch

    Pin down your brother and shower him with kisses


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    Just too cheeky

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    and very impolite

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    Stroppy, well if Dad gets too close to dinner

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    Brotherly love

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  2. gramps

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    Lovely set Ingrid (y)
     
  3. Gremlin

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    Thank you, they are little time wasters, spent ages watching them play
     
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    Great set, I hadnt heard about the loss - any ideas of the cause?
     
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    Beautiful - thanks for the update :)

    @Hertsman - this was the Facebook post:

    We are extremely sad to let you know that one of our four tiger cubs was put to sleep this morning, 22 August.

    Keepers grew increasingly concerned for his wellbeing when he appeared to be finding it difficult to walk and move around the enclosure.

    Yesterday, our team of vets took the cub to the veterinary hospital on site, to run tests and give him extra care and attention. Sadly, his condition deteriorated rapidly, and he became unable to walk.

    This morning, the veterinary team, alongside keepers, made the difficult decision to put him to sleep. A post-mortem and further tests will be carried out, which will hopefully give us more information about the underlying cause of the cub’s condition.

    Our other three cubs are in good health, and remain with mum Naya and dad Botzman in their enclosure.

    It’s a very sad day for everyone, and we know your thoughts will be with our keepers.
     
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    Gorgeous shots
     
  7. Gremlin

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    Thanks Mark, Fi has explained, such a shame but in the wild casualty rates are much higher.

    Cheers Fi, they are getting very playful now, both parents were in with them when we went back in the afternoon,
    Dad was prowling the fence and cub was hissing and snarling as he went past :D
    Mum was up on highest platform out of the way

    Thank you, does help to have cute models :love:
     
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    I thought it was going to be a selfie, when I saw the title and then read it again, as I'd missed the "cute" part first time :p

    Nice set Ingrid, Glad they put in an appearance for you (y)

    are the barriers down now?
     
  9. Gremlin

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    A selfie of me would be more like Scarey :D

    Yep, as usual it required a bit of patience while they slept, but they put on a good show for us :D

    Didn't go round that side, they were by the dens, in the top corner, but I didn't see anything

    Thanks for the praise, hope you are ok :(:p
     
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    I'll get over it (y)
     
  11. viv1969

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    They've grown quite a bit in the last 7 weeks!
    Their eyes are darker too.
    Cute set Ingrid.
     
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    Simply delightful.

    All the big cats have a certain something that makes them oh so photogenic...........and the cubs have that 'magic' in spades :)

    Thanks for sharing :)
     
  13. Gremlin

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    Thank you

    They do, my favourite are Amur Leopard cubs, just so adorable
    Thanks :)
     

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