Endangered Tiger Cub Found Dead At LA Zoo

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — One of three tiger cubs born in August has been found dead at the Los Angeles Zoo, according to officials.

Zoo staff found the deceased Sumatran tiger cub on Monday. The three male cubs were born on Aug. 6, officials said. The zoo, however, did not announce the births until Monday, because they wanted to wait until it looked like they would be OK.

A necropsy found that the cub sustained head trauma but veterinarians are unable to determine how it happened.

“The cub’s mother, Lulu, has previously raised a total of five cubs in two successful litters in 2005 and 2007. Zoo staff will let her raise the remaining two cubs,” zoo staffer Leinani Bernabe said in a statement.

Sumatran tigers are a critically endangered species.

“Every birth of these tigers in a zoo is significant and not without risk. The L.A. Zoo takes several precautions including regular veterinary check-ups and keeping the animals off exhibit until they are large enough to navigate the outdoor tiger habitat,” Bernabe said.

The Los Angeles Zoo has dedicated a portion of its website to provide updates about the two cubs.

  • amy

    Last time I was at the zoo I saw kids tossing rocks & trash into enclosures while their parents stood next to them & did nothing. I witnessed kids & adults banging on the fences and the glass windows yelling at the animals to come to them. At one point we came across three boys eating ice cream cones stomping & kicking a few lizards that were by a planter. We yelled at them to stop & they took of running. When we saw them again I informed their parents what they had done & they told me to mind my own business. I couldn’t find any zoo employee around at any of the animal areas monitoring people. I will never go to this zoo again it was a terrible experience & heartbreaking to see people behaving that way was disgusting for me.

    • hornman4u

      That’s because in L.A., the cages are there to protect the various species from the animals on the outside. Hearing people’s experiences like this, it is getting harder and harder to be against the Illuminati’s goal of forced population reduction.

      • Civilized

        I agree, and the branches don’t fall far from the trees. Idiot parents!! I will be very upset if that little tiger died as a result of a human’s abuse.

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  • jimmy

    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco U.S. Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

    It turned out that my call brought down a thriving theft ring centered in the San Francisco Bay Area involving several D.O.J. employees. They where creating fictitious suspects and using gang members to steal from them.

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