First tiger cub born at London Zoo in 17 years
LONDON (AFP) - A tiger cub has been born at London Zoo for the first time in 17 years, with the moment captured by hidden cameras, the zoo announced on Wednesday.
Five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to the unnamed cub on September 22 after a six-minute labour. The pregnancy had lasted approximately 105 days.
It was kept a secret by zookeepers who were nervous about the pregnancy.
They kept a close eye on the first-time mother via special cameras so as not to disturb her.