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'Gender reveal' held for newborn tiger cub after safari park keepers help her walk

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‘Gender reveal’ held for tiger cub after safari park keepers help her walk

This is the adorable moment a “gender reveal” was held for a premature tiger cub which made an amazing recovery after zookeepers were forced to help her to walk.

The Sumatran tiger, named Lestari, was born early at West Midlands Safari Park on 4 July, with the birth hailed a “milestone moment” for the critically endangered species, as fewer than 400 remain in the wild.

The park in Bewdley, Worcester, held a gender reveal to announce the sex of the almost three-month-old cub.

Keepers prepared a large papier mâché piñata, which dad, Nakal, enjoyed ripping apart, exposing the bright pink contents to reveal the cub was female.

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