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Three Tiger Cubs Introduced to Public at Milwaukee County Zoo

Three tiger cubs were introduced to the public on Friday at the Milwaukee County Zoo.

The cubs, one male and two females, have been named:  Kashtan, Eloise and Bernadette.  They were born Sept. 14 to mother, Amba, and father, Strannik.

While all three cubs are doing well, Kashtan was transferred to the Zoo’s Animal Health Center in October, as he was not gaining weight steadily, and he developed an abscess on one of his legs (possibly due to a lack of immunity). 

The vet staff cultured and flushed the abscess and he was given a course of antibiotics; he returned to Big Cat Country Oct. 24.

When it becomes necessary to remove newborn Zoo animals from the family group, the mother may not always accept the animal when placed back into the group.

According to the Milwaukee County Zoo, Amba has shown excellent maternal care with all of her offspring.

Kashtan is now being hand-raised by keepers; weaned from a bottle, and eating meat.  He is regularly placed with his sisters in one of the indoor exhibits for socialization and exercise.

Zoo visitors can see Kashtan singularly in one of the indoor exhibits in Big Cat Country.  

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