Adorable New Tigers Make Public Debut at Philadelphia Zoo

Wiz and Dmitri arrived from the Columbus Zoo in January.

Wiz and Dmitri, a pair of Amur tiger cubs the Philadelphia Zoo acquired in January, have made their public debut at the zoo today. Um, look how cute.

The tigers — also called Siberian tigers — were born in June 2012 at the Columbus Zoo. The South Jersey Times reports on the occasion:

The twins are most active first thing in the morning and, when the big cat tunnel system is finished by the summer, they will be able to be viewed running and playing all over the area.


“Come and see them for entertainment. They are young and energetic, almost to the point of being obnoxious,” [animal keeper Anna] Ryan laughed.

The Zoo says it has no current plans to breed the tigers — um, because they're 1 1/2 years old.

[South Jersey Times]

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