The pair of cubs Sohni, a Sumatran tiger at the Animal Kingdom, gave birth to a little more than a month ago are doing well, Disney announced on the Disney Parks Blog.
Both cubs are now about 12 pounds and are growing fast. The pair, who have not yet been named, now have their eyes open are are beginning to learn how to walk on their own. Sohni, is still feeding and grooming the cubs throughout the day.
|Disney photo of month old tiger cubs.|
It will still be a few months before the cubs make their debut on the Maharajah Jungle Trek.
The tiger cubs were bred by a team of animal care experts through the Species Survival Plan, which is overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. There are fewer than 500 Sumatran tigers in the wild. The species is facing habitat loss, poaching and illegal wildlife trade.
In Indonesia, anyone caught hunting tigers could face jail time and steep fines, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
|Photo of newborn cubs.