While we've heard a lot of sad stories about how the Movement Control Order (MCO) period has been affecting our animal friends in the zoo, there’s definitely some good news for the folks at the Taiping zoo.
That's because the Taiping Zoo and Night Safari has recently welcomed three new additions to their tiger family.
Fourth birth in 11 years
The Star Online
, quoting the zoo's director Dr Kevin Lazarus, said the three adorable cubs were born on 12 April.
"The cubs and their 11-year-old mother are doing fine and in stable conditions.
"The cubs weigh between 700g and 900g," he said in a statement cited by the online portal.
He also added that the mother, Baby, was also born in captivity in the zoo.
The cubs would stay with their mother in isolation for 18 months, and they will weaned off their mother’s milk when they reach three or four months old.
In total, Dr Lazarus said that this was the fourth birth of Malayan tigers at the Taiping Zoo since 2009.
The Taiping Zoo currently has eight tigers, and Dr Lazarus promised that the zoo will do everything in its power to breed, preserve and educate the people in hopes of increasing the population of tigers in the country.
Welcome to Malaysia, you three adorable little furballs!