Australia Dreamworld names new tiger cubs

12:22  13 february  2018
12:22  13 february  2018 Source:   MSN

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Help us name our tiger cubs . You will be sharing the love with the tigers , as part of the proceeds from the dinner will go towards the Dreamworld Wildlife Foundation - one of the world ’s largest contributors to wild tiger conservation.

The yet-to-be- named new cubs weigh about 1.5kg each but will grow to about 150kg. The new tiger cubs in a playful mood at Dreamworld this week.Picture: Supplied. Monitored around-the-clock by Dreamworld veterinary teams

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Dreamworld has named the Gold Coast theme park's two new tiger cubs.

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The yet-to-be- named new cubs weigh about 1.5kg each but will grow to about 150kg. Monitored around-the-clock by Dreamworld veterinary teams, the cubs will remain under Nika’s watchful eye in the Tiger Island nursery for the next fortnight before going on public display.

The yet-to-be- named new cubs weigh about 1.5kg each but will grow to about 150kg. The new tiger cubs in a playful mood at Dreamworld this week.Picture: Supplied. Monitored around-the-clock by Dreamworld veterinary teams

The cubs, born last month, have been named Melati and Mya.

Melati is an Indonesian name meaning "Jasmine flower" while Mya is an ancient name of various origins, which essentially means "beloved" or "great".

Tiger cub Melati interacts with a handler in a nursery enclosure at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast © AAP Image/Dave Hunt Tiger cub Melati interacts with a handler in a nursery enclosure at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast

Dreamworld's head of life sciences Al Mucci said the cubs were in good health and have moved from a post-natal care facility to a nursery den where the public can view the tigers through windows.

"Like all newborns, the sisters are still sleeping for large parts of the day," Mr Mucci said.

"But when they're awake, they're becoming more alert and more active every day."

Both cubs have doubled in weight since they were born and now weigh 3.66kgs and 3.36kgs each.

It's anticipated the cubs will begin interacting with park guests sometime in March.

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