Adorable Tiger Cubs Frolic And Wrestle With Mum

This is the adorable moment tiger cubs play with their mum at a centre dedicated to breeding endangered species from around the world.

The Siberian tiger was filmed at the Centre for Reproduction of Rare Species of Animals at the Moscow Zoo near the Russian capital city of Moscow.

The zoo shared the video to celebrate the births of four tiger cubs born at the zoo in May to their mum Shiva and father Tikhon.

In a press release on the matter, they said: “Perhaps such an overly caring upbringing is a consequence of the difficult childhood of Shiva herself. She was only 8 months old when she and her sister were found in the taiga. Mom was not around. In the wild, animals at this age would not have survived, as usually, the mother takes care of the cubs up to two years of age.”

Credit: @moscow_zoo/Newsflasha
The tiger cubs running around their home at the Moscow ZOO

The video shows the moment the cubs frolic together running left and right in their enclosure. They are seen playing and wrestling with each other, and their mum, while also rolling around on the ground.

At one point Shiva is seen jumping on top of three large pieces of wood to run from one of her cubs chasing her.

The video ends showing one of the curious young tigers examining and smelling the camera.

The 200-hectare (494-acre) Centre for Reproduction of Rare Species of Animals was created in the mid-90s less than 62 miles from the capital city near the town of Volokolamsk in the Moscow district.

It is aimed at creating stable breeding pairs and developing new methods to breed for endangered species around the world.

Siberian tigers can be found in eastern Russia, northeast China and possibly in North Korea.

According to the Union for Conservation of Nature Red List of Threatened Animals, they are considered to be an endangered species.


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Story By: Juan Mayes, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency:  Newsflash

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