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Mother Tiger's Cub Stops Breathing After Being Born, But Her Instincts Kick In And She Won't Give Up

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They are among the most critically endangered animals living on Earth today. As of 2008, there are only about 679 individual tigers alive.

The Sumatran tiger is the only surviving species of tiger living on the Sunda Islands. Their cousins, the Bali tiger and the Javan tiger have gone extinct.

Kaitlyn, the Sumatran Tiger who lives at the Australia Zoo, can trace her bloodline back to wild origins. She is a very rare and special tiger whose babies are some of the most genetically valuable tigers to have been born at the zoo.

Kaitlyn is a first-time mother, so zookeepers are sure to be on hand just in case. When one of her babies starts showing signs of distress, it takes everything they've got not to jump in and help.

Don't worry, Kaitlyn knows what to do...

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