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Wildlife outwith Moray: PICTURES: It's a boy.... and two girls! Rare Amur tiger cubs are sexed at Highland Wildlife Park

By Gavin Musgrove

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They are so cute but already have teeth and a snarl that would make you think twice about getting too close.

Fortunately these rare tiger cubs are in expert hands at the Highland Wildlife Park by Kincraig.

The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has revealed the three endangered Amur tigers born there in May are two girls and a boy.

Veterinary staff at the wildlife conservation charity carried out the nine-week old cubs’ first health check earlier this week.

Keepers have said the trio are doing well and will be named soon.

The youngsters currently remain in an off-show cubbing den with mum Dominika at the moment while visitors can still see dad Botzman in the outdoor viewing area at the park.

Amur tigers increases almost four times in size within the first month of their life.

However the cubs will remain dependent on their mum for at least 15 months.

There are only an estimated 500 left in the wild.

Anyone planning to visit Highland Wildlife Park must book in advance as visitor numbers are still limited.

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