There was celebration at Dade City’s Wild Things park last week as four new tiger cubs were welcomed into the family.
Nakita, a Siberian tiger residing at the 22-acre zoo, gave birth to the cubs, who range in size from 1.5 pounds to 2.5 pounds.
“Nakita is a great, attentive mother,” said Randy Stearns, president and head trainer at Wild Things, in an email. “Bo is standard dad, keeping his distance from mom, but occasionally sneaking a peek.”
As of Saturday night, the cub’s eyes were starting to open, and are “tummy walking” around, with Nakita “trying her best to keep them together with her keen watchful eye.”
Their grandfather, by the way, is Roy, a 1,000-pound, 10-foot Siberian tiger. So it’s likely these cubs will grow up quite big and strong.
The zoo offers tours Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is located at 37245 Meridian Ave., in Dade City.
For information on Wild Things, visit DadeCitysWildThings.com.
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