POLAND: The first sign that the staff at the zoo in the Polish town of Plock noticed that cubs had been born was the sound.
The staff saw no sign of the birth. However, it turns out, two cubs were born in late April. Introducing the first of the breed born in the Poland this year the zookeeper’s manager said the mother had been very careful, very effectively hiding them from sight. It was the cubs’ distinctive meowing that gave the game away; there is one male and one female which is good for the future of the breed.
The breed is part of the European Endangered Species Program. This makes the birth very exciting – only 23 Siberian tigers have been born in Europe in the last 12 months.