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Longleat tiger cubs enjoy winter sunshine

Longleat’s newest arrivals made the most of a break from the rain recently to explore their outdoor enclosure – complete with mounds of leaves filled with tasty treats from their keepers.

Born to mum Yana in June, the two cubs – male Rusty and female Yuki – are part of a European wide breeding programme for endangered species.

 Native to the far east of Russia, the Amur tiger is the largest of the big cats and can weigh up to 300 kg and measure more than three metres long.

In the 1930s the tigers had nearly died out due to hunting and logging, with populations falling as low as just 20–30 animals at one point.

For more information on visiting the Amur tigers at the Wiltshire Safari Park go to

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