UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A 7-week-old Bengal tiger cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has a new friend — a 9-week old Sumatran tiger cub.
The Sumatran cub was rejected by his mom at the National Zoo in Washington D.C. After several attempts to keep them together, the zoo decided to separate them.
The 9-week old cub was sent to the San Diego Zoo to grow up with a Bengal tiger cub who was confiscated this summer by U.S. Border Patrol.
Both zoo’s agreed the endangered cubs would benefit from growing up together.
In Sept. 12 statement, the zoo said, “the cubs took to each other immediately, and interacted by wrestling, jumping and engaging in a lot of friendly roughhousing.”
For now, they’re being monitored around the clock by the zoo’s staff.
If things continue to go well, zoo guests will be able to view them through the zoo’s nursery window.