PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A baby tiger born earlier this month at the Philadelphia Zoo has been relocated to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
The baby Amur tiger was born July 10 at the Philadelphia Zoo. It was the only surviving cub in the litter of five.READ MORE: Family Holds Balloon Release For 'Gentle Soul' 17-Year-Old Nasir Muhammad, Gunned Down In Front Of Mom's Home
The cub named Zoya was rejected by her 10-year-old mother Koosaka and had to be bottle fed by handlers.More Than 800 Baby Turtles Safe In Stockton University's Care Thanks To Quick Thinking, Little Innovation
Dr. Andy Baker, the Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Operating Officer, says there were concerns with hand-rearing a single cub without either a mother or littermates.
“And right at that time as we were exploring opportunities, Oklahoma City Zoo stepped forward. They had a litter born just one day earlier of Sumatran tigers, a close relative, but a different sub species of tiger and offered to attempt to integrate our cub with our litter,” he said.MORE NEWS: 'Mom-And-Pop Bakeries Are Dying': Homemade Goodies By Roz May Have To Close Due To Worker Shortage
Oklahoma City Zoo officials say Zoya is successfully being nursed by foster mom Lola.