Agence France-PresseOctober 15, 2013 13:16
The first Sumatran tiger cub to be born at London Zoo for 17 years has drowned in a pool of water, the zoo said on Tuesday.
Five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to the unnamed cub three weeks ago after a six-minute labour.
Zookeepers were "very distraught" after the cub from the critically endangered subspecies was discovered on the edge of the pool in the tiger enclosure on Saturday morning, a spokeswoman said.
"The keepers are naturally very distraught. They work very closely with the tigers, so it is incredibly sad news for them," she said.