Tiger cubs are born blind, deaf, and helpless.

Newborn tiger cubs are blind and helpless, weighing from 780 to 1600 grams. The eyes do not open until 6-14 days after birth and the ears from 9 -11 days after birth.

The mother spends most of her time nursing the young during this vulnerable stage. Weaning occurs at 90-100 days old.

Image | © Mathias Appel, Public Domain, (CC0 1.0)
Sources | (Larson, 2006; Sunquist and Sunquist, 2002; Ullasa, 2001; World Animal Foundation, Tiger, Tiger Fact Sheet)

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