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Tiger Cubs at Disney’s Animal Kingdom A Sumatran tiger at Disney’s Animal Kingdom gave birth to two cubs in August and now the park is sharing photos of the duo! In a blog post on the Disney Parks website, Scott Terrell, the Director of Animal & Science Operations at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, gave an update on the cubs.

Terrell continued, “Their eyes have opened since you’ve last seen them, and they are also beginning to learn how to walk on their own. The new family is continuing to bond well, as Sohni has been a great mom, feeding and grooming the cubs throughout the day.”

“Last month, Sohni, a Sumatran tiger in our care at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, gave birth to a pair of cubs, and today, I am thrilled to give you an update on their progress,” Terrell said in the post. “Our dedicated team of animal care experts has announced that we have a male and female cub – both weighing about 12 pounds and growing fast.”

The two cubs will stay backstage over the next couple of months before park visitors will get a chance to see them on the Maharajah Jungle Trek. Terrell also shares that the tigers “were bred through the Species Survival Plan,” and explains that the Sumatran tigers are “critically” endangered.

“You can help support Disney’s efforts to reverse the decline of tigers and other animals by taking part in Connect to Protect, a mobile adventure in which guests participate in conservation ‘missions’ with a digital scientist while exploring Pandora – The World of Avatar and helping protect the habitats of at-risk animals here on Earth.”

Timon Character Meet Coming to Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Beginning October 1, 2017, Timon from Disney’s animated “The Lion King” will be greeting Guests at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park, on Discovery Island for photos and autographs! Timon will be the 2nd character from Disney’s animated “The Lion King” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Rafiki is currently greeting Guests in Rafiki’s Planet Watch. Be sure to refer to the park’s Times Guide for more information on character meet-and-greets.

Quiz Answers

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9. A - The European Space Agency. The telescope was named after Edwin Powell Hubble, an American C - The Soviet Union’s astronomer, who was often launch of the Sputnik satellite called a “pioneer of distant stars.” A - For the benefit of all 10. A - Merritt Island, Florida. D – Explorer The site is near Cape C - Alan Shepard. Shepard Canaveral. claimed that the golf ball 11. A - Project Mercury. went for “miles and miles Mercury launched 20 robotic and miles,” but it later was flights, but four included estimated to have traveled non-human primates. 300-400 yards.

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Bonus: the Endeavor at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, the Discovery at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center 8. B - The first space station in Merritt Island, Fla., and launched into orbit by the the Enterprise at the Intrepid United States. In 1979, Sea-Air Space Museum in New Skylab reentered the Earth’s York City. atmosphere over portions 7. C - Apollo 11. Armstrong’s first words on the moon were, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

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