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PURRFECT NEW CUBS THE PRIDE OF ZOO
News Source: Sunshine Coast Daily (18th September 2007)

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THEY are cute and cuddly. And the latest additions to Australia Zoo at Beerwah are causing quite a fuss.

Charlie, the male cub in a pride of three eight-week-old Bengal tiger cubs, was named from the get-go.

The two girls' naming rights will be auctioned to raise money to further the zoo's tiger conservation projects.

And although the cubs are only two months old, Australia Zoo big cat supervisor Giles Clark said they would help to deliver the zoo's message of tiger conservation awareness.

"They're going to have a very important role within the facility," he said.

"Not only helping to raise and create awareness about the problem regarding tiger conservation, but they’re also going to be integral in helping to raise resources to support our partners and our programs that we support overseas."

The cubs will remain at the zoo for their entire lives, being introduced to the five older tigers in the Tiger Temple within the next few weeks. They will be on show from Saturday, with viewings from 11am to 1:45pm each day.

To make a bid to name one of the beautiful girls, visit www.australiazoo.com.au from Saturday.


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