Adorable Amur tiger cubs captured playfighting at wildlife park

The trio – Nishka, Layla and Aleksander – were born in May to mum Dominika and dad Botzman.

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Three Amur tiger cubs have been captured playfighting at Highland Wildlife Park.

The trio – Nishka, Layla and Aleksander – were born in May to mum Dominika and dad Botzman at the much-loved RZSS visitor attraction.

Keepers said the cubs are growing bolder and more confident, often entertaining visitors with their playful antics.

Keith Gilchrist, animal collection manager at the park, said: “It has been wonderful to see our three cubs and mum Dominika grow over the past six months.

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“At half-a-year-old, the cubs’ characters are starting to shine.

“Nishka is the most confident around us and is always chuffing in the hope of more meat chunks.

“Layla follows in her footsteps as the two are always together, playfighting and keeping mum on her toes.

“Little Aleksander is more reserved and spends the most time with Dominika, but he is slowly becoming braver, exploring more and playing with his sisters.

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“Amur tiger family groups do not usually live together in the wild and Dominika is still fiercely protective of the cubs, so dad Botzman is living separately for now.”

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