Sumatran tiger cub on exhibit today at the San Francisco Zoo

San Francisco Zoo's new Sumatran tiger cub and her mom Leanne. (photo courtesy San Francisco Zoo)

April 12, 2013 8:35:00 AM PDT
A little tiger cub at the San Francisco Zoo is getting ready for the great outdoors. An 8-week-old Sumatran tiger will officially go on exhibit today. Zoo keepers say at 14-pounds, she's finally strong enough to meet her fans.

Earlier this week, the un-named cub and her mom, Leanne, explored the outdoor tiger pen.

You can catch the pair outside the lion house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

During this period the zoo is asking the public to adhere to the following guidelines:

Etiquette while in the Lion House:

* Keep voices low; walk and stand quietly.
* Follow the instructions of Zoo animal staff and security.
* Remain behind the provided barriers.
* If the cub and Leanne are in their nest box, feel free to watch their activity (mostly sleeping and nursing) on the live video feed that has been provided in the Lion House; do not make noises to attempt to wake them or disturb them.
* The Zoo provides no guarantee that Leanne and the cub will be on view during these hours.
* The Zoo reserves the right to close the Lion House at any time in order to provide a safe and peaceful environment for Leanne and the cub.

The cub's naming rights will be front and center at the zoo's annual fundraiser, ZooFest, which takes place on May 11.

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