Today in Unexpected, But Totally Welcomed Baby Tiger Birth News

Oct 6, 2010· 0 MIN READ
Salvatore Cardoni holds a political science degree from the George Washington University. He's written about all things environment since 2007.
Daseep, a baby Sumatran tiger born at the Frankurt Zoo, does her best Blue Steel look. (Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

A female Sumatran tiger thought to be infertile has given birth to a tiger cub at the Frankfurt Zoo in Germany.

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Naw, how 'bout boo-yah!

Raaarrrhhhh! (Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

These days, the big cat is so rare—there are thought to be just 3,200 tigers living in the wild—that we're willing to lacquer all sorts of hyperbolic coats onto any positive tiger stories.

The female cub, dubbed Daseep, is pretty much too cute for fur.

Put. Me. Down. (Photo: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)

Born on September 10, Daseep weighed just over two pounds, reports The Huffington Post.

But, says Zoo Director Manfred Niekisch, she has gained almost nine pounds from a steady milk diet.

Niekisch told reporters on Wednesday that zoo officials have been nurturing Daseep by hand after she was rejected at birth by her mother, a common occurence for first-time tiger moms.