New Tiger Cub At SF Zoo

A veterinary technician reviews the pictures on the monitor as a member of the animal staff maneuvers the ultrasound wand. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Prep for Ultrasound
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A veterinary technician reviews the pictures on the monitor as a member of the animal staff maneuvers the ultrasound wand. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Here SF Zoo veterinary staff complete a quick exam (less than 5 minutes!) so that mom and cub can resume their bonding. The cub is in excellent health! (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger Cub Exam
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Here SF Zoo veterinary staff complete a quick exam (less than 5 minutes!) so that mom and cub can resume their bonding. The cub is in excellent health! (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
NEW: Our new Sumatran tiger cub during her first quick exam, a weigh and measure and a gender check: It's a girl! (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger Cub
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NEW: Our new Sumatran tiger cub during her first quick exam, a weigh and measure and a gender check: It's a girl! (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Carnivore keeper Zachary Dupra socializes the cub while Leanne looks on. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Zachary Dupra & The Cub
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Carnivore keeper Zachary Dupra socializes the cub while Leanne looks on. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne was relaxed but very aware of her surroundings.  (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne & The Cub
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Leanne was relaxed but very aware of her surroundings. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Portrait of cub and mother
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
There's always time for a snuggle.
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
The cub found a spot in the hay in which to tuck herself away. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
The Cub Hiding
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The cub found a spot in the hay in which to tuck herself away. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne brought the cub down to the lower grass moat area to acclimate to her new surroundings. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne & The Cub
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Leanne brought the cub down to the lower grass moat area to acclimate to her new surroundings. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne is a hands-on mother
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
The cub and Leanne enjoyed a playful wrestle in the grass. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne & The Cub
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The cub and Leanne enjoyed a playful wrestle in the grass. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
The cub stayed close to Leanne and followed her cues throughout their outing. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne & The Cub
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The cub stayed close to Leanne and followed her cues throughout their outing. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne made sure the cub practiced going up the steps several times before she decided to go back inside for breakfast. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne & The Cub
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Leanne made sure the cub practiced going up the steps several times before she decided to go back inside for breakfast. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne is an experienced and attentive mother. She is simultaneously protective and encouraging when her cub is outside of the nest box. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne and the cub
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Leanne is an experienced and attentive mother. She is simultaneously protective and encouraging when her cub is outside of the nest box. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
As our cub becomes more stable on her feet, she is able to explore the area outside of the nest box. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
The Cub
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As our cub becomes more stable on her feet, she is able to explore the area outside of the nest box. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Since our cub has no competition at the "milk bar," she's been able to gain weight beautifully. She weighed 8 pounds at the time of her exam. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
The Tiger Cub
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Since our cub has no competition at the "milk bar," she's been able to gain weight beautifully. She weighed 8 pounds at the time of her exam. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne and the cub, photographed through the protective mesh of their enclosure, spend all of their time very close together either nursing, snuggling or playing. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne and the cub
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Leanne and the cub, photographed through the protective mesh of their enclosure, spend all of their time very close together either nursing, snuggling or playing. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
After play time with mom, the cub sleeps soundly. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
The Tiger Cub
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After play time with mom, the cub sleeps soundly. (credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger mother Leanne walking
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger mother Leanne portrait
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger mother Leanne close-up
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne and her cub.
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger father Larry walking
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Leanne and her cub.
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger father Larry portrait
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger father Larry close-up.
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
Tiger father Larry lounging
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(credit: Marianne Hale/San Francisco Zoo)
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