Animal Planet's new docuseries THE ZOO (Saturdays at 10 p.m. EST) is giving viewers a first-ever look at the day-to-day happenings behind the scenes at the zoo and the important work being done to conserve wildlife. After each episode, come back here for more inside information about the show. And plan a trip to see the Bronx Zoo, our animals, staff, and exhibits in person!
Malayan tiger cubs, that is. Only about 250 of these tigers are left in the wild, so the cubs here at the Bronx Zoo, females named Nadia and Azul, are especially important to the species' survival. You heard their story on this week's show and we're giving them an encore. If you've already fallen for them, check out their appearance the TODAY show below.
The images and footage here are from the tigers' early days at the zoo. Following the cubs' birth, their mother was not providing suitable maternal care so Bronx Zoo keepers intervened and hand-raised the cubs until they were fully weaned. Come spring, be sure to visit in person and see how they've grown!
Were you inspired by the gorilla story on this week's episode (and the Bronx Zoo's incredible team of professionals that give the gorillas year-round care)? Gorilla-fy your Facebook page with the download below.