Video: Tiger Cubs Play At The Bronx Zoo, Anticipate First Birthday
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like birthday gifts, and the six playful tiger cubs at the Bronx Zoo are no exception.
In celebration of the cute cubs’ first birthday, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo has created a special gift registry for the big cats, featuring items like knucklebones and “meatcicles,” and even Calvin Klein cologne.
The items, ranging in price from $10 to $100, will be used as part of an enrichment program “designed to exercise the muscles and minds of the animals.”
The rare crew at Tiger Mountain includes two sets of triplets, three Amur tigers and three Malayan tigers, all born last spring. These playful cats are the first litter of Malayan cubs ever exhibited at the Bronx Zoo.
VIDEO: Watch the tiger cubs play with cool treats in the summer heat
If you’d like to show your appreciation, check out BronxZoo.com to donate customized toys and treats for the endangered cubs.
To celebrate with the tiger cubs and old favorites, like the infamous Egyptian Cobra Mia, visit them at the Bronx Zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends. The Bronx Zoo is accessible via the 2 or 5 train or by bus via the 9, 12, 19, or 22.