Tiger quadruplets in Berlin zoo treated for knee problems

FILE— Handout picture shows four young Sumatran tigers in the zoo in Berlin Germany, Nov.23, 2019. (AP Photo/Karl Broeseke/Berlin Tiergarten Zoo)

BERLIN — A Berlin zoo says four young Sumatran tigers are undergoing treatment for knee problems.

The quadruplets were born in the summer of 2018 and as they started to develop, zookeepers noticed abnormalities in the way the cubs ran, the Tierpark Berlin said Wednesday.

CT scans revealed all four tigers had knee misalignments that were causing cartilage damage.

That damage is now being treated, and an expert team is to sit down in the new year to discuss long-term strategies to help the tigers.

“We don't want to just rely on our own judgement. We will sit down with other experts,” zoo manager Christian Kern said. “Animal welfare is our top priority.”

Aside from their knee problems, the animals - males Willi and Oscar and females Seri and Kiara - are doing well, exhibiting normal eating habits and playing with each other, according to the zoo.

The parents of the quadruplets, Harfan and Mayang, have lived at Tierpark Berlin since 2013.

People also read these

The Latest: US Open winner Osaka advances at...

Jan 15, 2019

Naomi Osaka's first appearance at a Grand Slam tournament as a major champion was a successful one,...

Davis Cup feud between Hewitt, Tomic deepens Down...

Jan 17, 2019

Davis Cup feud between Hewitt and Tomic escalates at Australian Open

2 divers win Australian award for Thai cave rescue

Jan 25, 2019

Two amateur divers who canceled their vacation plans for what they thought was a hopeless mission...

US women's basketball team visits Christ the...

Aug 12, 2016

A visit to Rio wouldn't be complete without a trip to see the famous Christ the Redeemer statue

Egyptian judo athlete refuses to shake Israeli's...

Aug 12, 2016

Middle Eastern politics spills onto the judo mat at the Olympics when an Egyptian competitor...

Top News
What's Trending

About Us

Kayak Away aims to bring the latest news, techniques, destinations, and stories that inspire you to get on the water. We are all here together to share all the awesome tips and tricks to kayak.

Subscribe Now!