First Tiger Cub Born At London Zoo In 17 Years

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Five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to the cub on September 22 after a six-minute labour. The pregnancy had lasted approximately 105 days. It was kept a secret by zookeepers who were nervous about the pregnancy and kept a close eye on the first-time mother via special cameras in a bid not to disturb her. The Sumatran tiger, a subspecies whose natural habitat is the jungles of Sumatra, Indonesia, is now classified as critically endangered on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. The current wild population is estimated at just 300, down from around 1,000 in the 1970s, and the remaining animals are threatened by poachers, habitat loss and human conflict. “We are simply over the moon about the birth of the tiger cub,” zookeeper Paul Kybett said. “It’s a momentous occasion for everyone at ZSL London Zoo and a real cause for celebration. “We were nervous about the pregnancy, as it was Melati’s first cub and we didn’t know how she’d react. When it came to her due date, we were all watching our monitors with bated breath. “The actual birth happened very quickly and Melati’s maternal instincts kicked in immediately as she started licking the cub all over and it soon began wriggling around — we couldn???t have asked for a smoother birth!” The newborn tiger is a direct descendant of the zoo’s last cub, Hari, who is the father of the mother Melati. The cub, whose sex has yet to be determined, will stay out of the public eye “for a few more weeks” in a special cubbing den before visitors are allowed to see it.

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No one was seriously injured, and three people treated at a London hospital for “minor smoke inhalation ailments” have all been discharged, London Duck Tours said. Most of the people on board the boat were foreign tourists, ITV reported. The company and the London Fire Brigade both said the cause of the blaze, which damaged one third of the vessel, was so far unknown. River tours suspended Borough Cmdr. Alison Newcomb of London’s Metropolitan Police said that the maritime coast guard is investigating. “At the conclusion of that investigation, I anticipate they will make a decision with regards to future tours,” she told ITV. London Duck Tours said it has stopped operating tours on the river until the reason for the fire has been established. “Should technical or safety modifications be required to our fleet, these will be introduced prior to the service recommencing,” Duck Tours said, stressing that it “operates to the highest safety standards.” “London Duck Tours operates a fully modernized fleet of nine vehicles that have been completely rebuilt and refurbished between 2002 and 2012,” it said. “This includes new, purpose built hulls, new engines, computerized systems and steering equipment.” The company said it was fully cooperating with investigators and regulatory authorities. Previous problems Amphibious tour vehicles have run into trouble in the past. In June, a duck boat sank in the British city of Liverpool.

Jennings and Peterson provided the kind of 1-2 punch Minnesota had been hoping for when it signed the wide receiver in the offseason, and each scored two touchdowns in a 34-27 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at London’s Wembley Stadium for the Vikings’ first victory of the season. “It would have been a long flight back to take after a loss,” Jennings said. “It was a special day. To do this at Wembley Stadium is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Not so for the Steelers, who fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1968. That’s a hole only one team has dug itself out of to make the playoffs, the San Diego Chargers in 1992. SAD NEWS: Steel Curtain great L.C. Greenwood dies at 67 So much for the city of Big Ben giving a lift to Ben Roethlisberger. “We are in unchartered territories and the water is dangerous right now, so we have to stick together and get out of it,” Roethlisberger said. “Right now, you could say we’re the worst team in the league. That hurts.” In one of the most entertaining NFL games yet in the annual International Series in London, Jennings provided the biggest highlight breaking several tackles on a 70-yard catch-and-run that opened up a 10-0 lead for the Vikings (1-3) in the first quarter. “You throw a 5-yard hitch, and he goes 70 yards,” said quarterback Matt Cassel, who started in place of the injured Christian Ponder. “It makes your job a lot easier. Those guys made plays all night.” Not to be outdone, Peterson ran for a 60-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

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