Tiger cubs to make public debut at Columbus Zoo

POWELL, OH (WCMH) —  If you are at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium today, you’ll be one of the firsts to see the three new Amur tiger cubs.

The cubs will be on view from 10:30am to 2pm daily as conditions allow.

The three baby tigers, Metis (male), Callisto (female) and Elara (female) have been growing behind the scenes with their mother, Irisa. The cubs are named after Jupiter’s moons as their father’s name is Jupiter.

Currently there are fewer than 150 Amur tigers in 49 AZA institutions in North America. These tigers are considered pedigreed since they have a known ancestry and breeding recommendations to maintain genetic diversity are managed by a studbook.

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