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This is one of the baby tigers at the San Diego Zoo. They were so much fun to watch. This little one seems to be learning how to stalk his food (I think he was practicing on me). He is about 5 months old in this picture.
Nikon D80
Lens – 50-200mm

They were born on April 21, 2011 at the San Diego Zoo. Mek Degong, the 12-year-old diva tigress, has previously delivered three cub litters at the San Diego Zoo and she strengthens an endangered tiger subspecies with each litter.

Malayan tigers need an abundant amount of space to survive, preying on small deer, boar, sun bear and elephant calf. The 100-acre San Diego Zoo has dedicated itself to conserving endangered animals and preserving their natural habitats.

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  • Poete100
    Poete100over 2 years ago

    He’s a cutie…

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

    Very nice capture

  • thanks so much larry! you are always so kind!

    – Carol Barona

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Awesome capture! What a beautiful youngster!

  • Isn’t he so beautiful! Thank you so much!

    – Carol Barona

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 2 years ago

    Superbly captured Carol.

  • thank you so much julie!

    – Carol Barona

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    I just love going to the zoo, he’s beautiful!

  • isnt he so beautiful! oh my gosh,my husband had to drag me away!! thank you so much!

    – Carol Barona

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradourover 2 years ago

    What a beautiful creature, well captured.

  • thank you very much malcolm!

    – Carol Barona

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 2 years ago

    Like the look of concentration on his face!!!! An excellent capture!!! Bill

  • ya bill he was concentrating on how he was gonna get through the glass to get to me!!! Thanks so much!

    – Carol Barona

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    One has to practice somewhere Carol and I suppose he imagined you as a great candidate lol…gorgeous tiger!! and shot!!

  • Oh Kate, thank Goodness there was glass between us, I am not thinking he wanted to play! I was feeling like he was stalking me quite well! Thank you so much!

    – Carol Barona

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 2 years ago

    Excellent work!

  • thanks so much ana

    – Carol Barona

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 2 years ago

    what a gorgeous animal xx

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