• Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens' Sumatran tiger cub gets her shots


    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - She's happy, healthy, and like most babies, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ newest member does not like getting shots.

    With a gentle shake to distract the tiger cub from the pain, the female cub received her distemper & upper respiratory vaccines along with a microchip on Monday.
    The Sumatran tiger cub now weighs 11-and-a-half pounds and doctors say her length, weight, eyes, and body are developing right on track.
    The cub, born Nov. 19, is the first Sumatran tiger born at the Jacksonville Zoo in 35 years.

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