Tiger Cub Dies At Columbus Zoo

Tiger Cub Dies At Columbus Zoo (Image 1)

The Columbus Zoo staff is mourning the loss of one of the tiger cubs born a month ago today after it succumbed to pneumonia Thursday morning, according to the Zoo Facebook page.

All three cubs have been treated for bacterial infections since shortly after birth; the health of the remaining two cubs seems to be improving. The cubs are being raised by the Zoo’s animal care team after the first-time tiger mother did not nurse them. The tiger cubs are temporarily off exhibit.

The three males were born April 21 at the zoo and weighed only 2.5 pounds.

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