Gotta love the Bronx Zoo.
No, you actually have to love the Bronx Zoo. They revoke your New York City residency if you don't.
Part of being a bonafide New Yorker is keeping up with the new animals and aaaawwwww-ing at the babies, just like they're your cousins' infant on Facebook.
Now, meet the Tiger Mountain exhibit's newest members of the squad, Nadia and Azul, two female Malayan tigers that were born in January.
The tiger cubs were hand raised by the zoo's staff because according to Jim Breheny, ECS Executive Vice President and Director of the Bronx Zoo, most animals born in the Bronx Zoo are raised by their parents but sometimes, moms need a little extra help.
So they were like Tiger nannies.
The WCS says that this is the 3rd litter of Malaysian tiger cubs that were born at the zoo, so they know what they are doing. When they were first born, they received 24-hour care and were bottle-fed formula every THREE HOURS– but they were weaned in 40 days.
Hey, human baby moms, what do you think of that trade off?
As the cubs age, the keepers are helping them acclimate to non-public holding areas of Tiger Mountain so that they are more comfortable in the large exhibit space.
They will only be at Tiger Mountain a couple hours a day for now, so they aren't overwhelmed.
If you can't make it up to the boogie down to visit Nadia and Azul, or your hump day just needs a baby tiger cub pick-me-up, check out the pics of the cubs below.
[via Gothamist] [Feature Image Courtesy Gothamist]