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Honolulu Zoo unveils first photos of three tiger cubs

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The Honolulu Zoo unveils the first photographs of three baby tigers born there on September 15.

The cubs are the first tigers to be born at the zoo in 27 years.  Names will be chosen for them after they are identified as males or females, inoculated and weighed.

If all goes well, the cubs will be released into the habitat for public viewing in a few weeks.

The cubs may eventually be moved to other zoos as part of the Species Survival Program.

Chrissie, the mother of the cubs, is a Sumatran Tiger.  The cubs' father, Berani, is also a Sumatran Tiger.  They're part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums' Species Survival Plan for Sumatran Tigers. 

Chrissie and Berani previously produced a litter to two males and one female at the Ft. Wayne Children's Zoo on April 22, 2004. 

The last time tigers were born at the Honolulu Zoo was on April 27, 1981 to a pair of Bengal/Siberian hybrids, Tex and Marybell.

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