San Diego Zoo: Malayan Tiger Cubs Open Their Eyes (Video)
Malayan Tiger Cubs at San Diego Zoo: Not Yet Ready for Prime Time
San Diego Zoo is home to two brand-new Malayan tiger cubs. The two-week old males were born to a 12-year-old captive tiger, and will make their public debut in two and a half months. For now, though, the tiger cubs are sleepy little bundles of cuteness who split their time between napping and nursing. According to Imperial Valley News, the unnamed cubs make "soft chuffing noises". Soon, though, they'll grow into nature's perfect hunting machines, reaching a weight of 250 pounds.
Malayan tigers are endangered, with only 500 left in the wild.
The Malayan tiger cub video below contains unadulterated cuteness and cuddliness. You have been warned.
The mother, Mek Degong, is an experienced one, having had three litters at the San Diego Zoo and is supporting an endangered subspecies with each litter.