Tiger triplets mark 1st birthday at Palm Beach Zoo


This image made available by Odense Zoo, shows Odense Zoo's female tiger after she gave birth to three cubs the night of Wednesday May 3. 2012. The three cubs will be seen by visitors to the Zoo later this spring. The cubs are a welcomed as an increase in the population of the dying Sibisriske tiger. (AP Photo/Polfoto/Ard Jongsma/Odense Zoo)

Published: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:54 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 8:54 p.m.

WEST PALM BEACH — Three rare tiger cubs are celebrating their first birthday this weekend at the Palm Beach Zoo.

As part of their birthday celebrations, the tigers were given names, in line with some Asian traditions to name babies on their first birthday. The cubs were given Malaysian names, Penari meaning dancer, Jaya meaning glorious and Bunga meaning flower.

The tigers were born at the Palm Beach zoo. The triplets have a number of special treats to mark their birthday, including coconuts, one of their favorite treats.

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