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The World Is Terrible So Here Are Some Adorable Tiger Cubs

They're the offspring of the first-ever Siberian tiger to be raised in captivity and give birth in the wild.

Posted on December 10, 2015, at 2:23 p.m. ET

So let's be real: the world is full of super depressing news β€” that you should still read all about β€” but you know what's not at all depressing? Tigers.

International Fund For Animal Welfare

This here is Zolushka β€” the Russian name for "Cinderella" β€” a Siberian tiger who was orphaned and abandoned back in early 2012. She was taken in and raised at a rehabilitation facility in Alekseyevka village, near Vladivostok in Far East Russia before being released into the wild in June 2013.

There were concerns that she wouldn't be able to thrive in the wild but she's managed to do more than that: she's become the first rehabilitated Amur tiger to give birth in the wild.


There are only about 500 left in the wild, it's estimated, so this is a BIG DEAL.

And her two cubs apparently completely healthy β€” and INCREDIBLY ADORABLE


Check out the footage captured of them playing together β€” courtesy of the International Fund for Animal Welfare β€” here:

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