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Rare South China tiger cubs born

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Take a look at the three healthy South China tiger cubs that were born last month in Nanchang Zoo, south China's Jiangxi province.

They are expected to be introduced to the public during the country’s National Day holiday in October. 

The three cubs are lively, innocent and charming in front of cameras. 

The mother called Xinxin, especially fond of her kids, was seen holding one of the cubs in her mouth while wandering around the cage.

It was learned that the three cubs, one male and two females, were born from 1:00 to 3:00 early morning on July 24, and weighed some 500 grams each. 

After 20 days of careful attention, the three cubs have successfully gone through the critical days, and they have grown to some two kilograms. 

Now, the Nanchang Zoo has all together 12 South China tigers.  

The South China tiger is a subspecies that is native to Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, and Jiangxi provinces.

 It has been classified as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 1996 as it is possibly extinct in the wild. 

There are only some 100 South China tigers across China.