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Zoo Miami's Sumatran tiger cub debuts

Posted at 4:29 PM, Jan 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-30 16:29:31-05

The highly endangered Sumatran tiger cub that was born last November at Zoo Miami is officially ready for his close up!

The cub was brought out into his exhibit for his afternoon feeding and allowed to do some "exploring" Tuesday afternoon.

Since his birth, the cub has been kept in isolation with his mother, 4-year-old Leelo, in order to establish a strong mother-son bond.

Zoo Miami staff members also kept a distance from mother and cub to allow them their much-needed bonding time.
Researchers believe there are fewer than 500 of the endangered Sumatran tigers left in the wild.

Story from our newspartners at NBC6.com