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Jacksonville Zoo has healthy female tiger cub

John Reed provided this first glimpse at the zoo's endangered Sumatran tiger club.
John Reed provided this first glimpse at the zoo's endangered Sumatran tiger club. (John Reed)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It's a girl!

The first critically endangered Sumatran tiger cub born at the Jacksonville Zoo has been confirmed to be a girl, zoo officials announced Monday.

The cub is healthy and is being cared for well by her mother.

At her first wellness check, the cub weighed in at 7.5 pounds and measured 19 inches long. She has clear eyes and ears, according to her vets.

Guests can try to catch a glimpse of the cub via television monitor in the Land of the Tiger exhibit building.