INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Zoo shared photos Wednesday of their newest animals - three baby tiger cubs!
Zoya, an Amur tiger, is a first time mom to the triplets. The Zoo says the two boys and one girl were born May 27 and weighed around 2 pounds each.
The Indianapolis Zoo said tigers are solitary by nature and a zoo team is hand-raising the cubs who will be bottle-fed for 12 weeks.
"With fewer than 100 Amur tigers in zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, our cubs are important to maintaining a healthy genetic and sustainable population," the zoo shared. "In the wild, habitat loss, human-tiger conflict and poaching are leading to declines in Amur tiger populations."
A campaign will happen in July to help name the three cubs and they will make their public debut in September.