Zoo keepers raise twin tiger cubs

2 rare tiger cubs whose mother didn't bond with them are being hand-raised at a Pittsburgh zoo

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Two rare tiger cubs whose mother didn’t bond with them are being hand-raised at a Pittsburgh zoo.

Zoo keepers at The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium on Tuesday showed off the twin male and female endangered Amur cubs, which were born Sept. 25. The keepers had noticed the cubs’ mother wasn’t caring for them 24 hours after their birth and decided to remove them.

In a few weeks the cubs will move the zoo’s cat building, where they will see, hear and smell other cats. The goal is to reunite them with their mother.

The Pittsburgh Zoo is known for its success in reintroducing youngsters to their families. In 2011, a baby tiger was successfully reintroduced to its family after recovering from a life-threatening illness.