The endangered Bengal tiger species grew by a fraction this week, as a female tiger gave birth to a pair of cubs at Doha Zoo, the Ministry of Environment has announced.
Globally, the Bengal tiger population, which is concentrated in India, is less than 2,500 and shrinking, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The Peninsula reports:
“They need a distinct care, service and balanced alimentation in an environment that is different to their natural habitat,” Hassan Hilal Al Mohannadi, head of the Zoo was quoted as saying.
Continuous supervision by specialists have also been provided to keep them in good health, he added.
In an effort to help preserve the species, the zoo has also adopted five tigers (three females and two males). The tigers have not yet been introduced to the public.