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    Default Critically endangered South China tiger cubs

    At the Wangcheng Zoo in the Chinese province of Henan, four tiger cubs represent new hope for an entire species. The cubs -- three born in late April and one in early May -- are members of the rarest tiger subspecies, the South China tiger.
    South China tigers were once labeled "pests" by Mao Tse-tung, who recommended they be killed. Since the time of Mao's reign in China, their numbers have plummeted. Until 2007, when one of the tigers was seen in the wild for the first time since the 1960s, many scientists believed the species to be essentially extinct, surviving only in captivity. Even in captivity, there are reportedly fewer than 100 South China tigers in existence, almost all in a small number of zoos in China.
    South China tigers are physically smaller than the more familiar Bengal and Siberian tigers, with more widely spaced stripes. More photos after the jump!

    Your morning adorable: Critically endangered South China tiger cubs | L.A. Unleashed | Los Angeles Times

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    They're so cute, but you know they could cut you up.

    It's nice to see when an endangered species has some sort of fighting chance.
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    i wish they could make them stay that big. they are so effing cute.
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