Play time: White Bengal tiger cub pesters Mum, in pictures
This tiger cub appears less than purr-fect as he leaps on his mothers head while playing. The enthusiastic white Bengal tiger cub was pictured clawing and jumped all over his tiring mother. The sprightly youngster played up to the crowds who had descended on Novosibirsk Zoo in Russia to catch a glimpse of the rare animals
Giant panda Yuan Yuan licks her baby in their enclosure at Taipei Zoo. The cub, the first panda born in Taiwan, was delivered on July 7 following a series of artificial insemination sessions after her parents Yuan Yuan and her partner Tuan Tuan failed to conceive naturally. Picture: AFP PHOTO / Taipei City Zoo
Even more rare than the liger & tigon, the liliger cub is the offspring of a male lion with a female liger. These cubs were born to a zoo in Russia and have a unique coat pattern. They aren’t stripes like a tiger, but almost dots like a leopard.