The keepers has been very excited for the tiger female Zaria to give birth and a few days after the birthdate we could see and hear kittens in the nesting box up in Tiger Mountain. Zaria has had the oppurtunity to give birth in privacy in the stable or for the public, she chose to give birth inside the stable.
Zaria and Yegor have had several mating attempts, and when the keepers noticed that Zaria had stoped, the planning began for the tiger birth. It is estimated about 100 days after the final heat/mating and we were not far from our calculations. The birth went well and the male "Yegor" was in the same stable when it took place, we did not notice any major changes with him except some kind of curiosity and consideration.