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April 23, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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Baby, how you've grown


Sumatran tiger Kali (pronounced "kah-lee"), who turned 1-year-old last Thursday, prowls her habitat at Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo on Wednesday. Born at the zoo, Kali now weighs about 130 pounds. Darker orange fur and narrower stripes on their backs distinguish the endangered Sumatran tigers.


A 3-week-old endangered Sumatran tiger cub made her first public appearance at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium, May 8, 2013. She also got her name, Kali (pronounced KAH-lee). "She's spunky, robust and energetic," zoo staff biologist Steven Ok said. "She has a lot of upper body strength. She's still just a little cub, but she's already moving around well." The tiger was born April 17 to mom Jaya. Malosi is her father. Single-cub litters occur in about 22 percent of Sumatran tiger births, statistics show. Kali weighed about 2.5 pounds at birth and now tips the scales at just over 8 pounds. She's getting about 3 ounces of tiger-specific formula at each feeding, and is fed five times a day.

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