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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Like all cats the tigers are carnivores and the cubs are at an age now were they are getting a taste for meat.
Sveta has been producing milk since they were born but as they grow they naturally progress onto their adult diet and Sveta will now be supplementing the milk that she provides for the cubs with meat.
The keepers will put in several different pieces so they can all have their own bit, however, to the cubs, theirs is never good enough and will often try to take Svetas from her. We feed them a variety of beef and rabbit at the moment with added supplements to help their little bodies grow up strong and healthy.
Today Sveta had a battle on her hands to eat her breakfast as one cub in particular was insistent that she was going to eat the meat that Sveta had. She was trying with all her might but in the end Sveta put one of her big paws on the prize and claimed it all for herself.