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Istanbul's first Bengal tigers born

Cubs weigh less than 1 pound but will grow to 66 pounds in 2 months when visitors can get first look

Andac Hongur   | 15.05.2019
Istanbul's first Bengal tigers born


Istanbul's first ever Bengal tigers were born Sunday at Lion Park the Tuzla district.

Lion Park's veterinarian Gokce Merve Yayla said zoo officials did not intervene in the birth to negatively affect the process. And no one at the zoo has handled the cubs but she said they appear to be happy and healthy.

The cubs weigh less than a pound (300-400 grams) but will grow to 66 pounds (30 kilograms) in two to three months when visitors will able to see them, she added.

Lion Park 27 types of cats from 13 species, including lions, Siberia tigers, pumas, black leopards, Lynxs and Bengali tigers.

*Writing by Burak Bir

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