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In Pictures: Adorable cubs venture out to mark International Tiger Day

These youngsters have good timing…

Amur tiger cubs at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire have ventured outside with mum Naya.

The cubs are five weeks old, and the zoo said they have been emerging rarely during the day due to the heat – so visitors were in for a special treat to mark International Tiger Day.

Seven-year-old Naya gave birth to the four cubs on June 23 (Joe Giddens/PA)
They have not yet been named or sexed (Joe Giddens/PA)
Whipsnade Zoo said Naya is a ‘very attentive’ mum (Joe Giddens/PA)
International Tiger Day is held annually to raise awareness of tiger conservation (Joe Giddens/PA)
Whipsnade Zoo said it has begun introducing the cubs to meat (Joe Giddens/PA)
But they still need plenty of help from Mum (Joe Giddens/PA)

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