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Andrys Basten | profile | all galleries >> Zoo visits and #sftigercub >> San Francisco Zoo's Tiger Cub, Jillian, and mom, May 7, 2013 #sftigercub tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Gorilla and Tiger Cubs + Plexiglass - June 7th & May visits | San Francisco Zoo's Tiger Cub, Jillian, and mom, May 7, 2013 #sftigercub | Tiger Cub, 10 weeks old, at San Francisco Zoo #sftigercub | Tiger Cub, 9 wks old, at San Francisco Zoo #sftigercub | San Francisco Zoo - a visit on March 16, 2013 | Oakland Zoo - a visit on Feb. 16, 2013

San Francisco Zoo's Tiger Cub, Jillian, and mom, May 7, 2013 #sftigercub

Third trip to see the new tiger cub (Jillian), now 12.5 weeks old, playing with her patient and super maternal mom, Leanne, at San Francisco Zoo.  The closeups were taken mostly thru' plexiglass windows at the side where we can sometimes see them close-up and in front, further away.  Those will have reflections and are somewhat hazy. Visited several other zoo residents too.  May 7, 2013. #sftigercub

These were taken with my old Canon Rebel XT + 70-300mm zoom -- *NOT* with the little Canon SX260.
This set is included also in Canon SX260 galleries that have the other zoo visits to avoid confusion when navigating zoo sets.

  Did take shots of other animals but later on that...

ADDED latest photos of the tiger cub at 6 months of age now, in a Facebook Album Log (August 2013) until I can put them here later.  They're viewable in large thumbnails there so that you don't need to click through for larger photos to get a sense of the visit, and this link works for NON-Facebook members too, no need to join.

  Here's a Flickr photography discussion about trying to get clear pictures thru' the zoo's plexiglass windows in the tiger exhibit), which is why the effort to find fence views.

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Cub doing the rock wall in search of a way to get to mother's loft area. mImg_0445.jpg
Cub doing the rock wall in search of a way to get to mother's loft area. mImg_0445.jpg
Trying to join mama Leanne ('Skylar'). mImg_0449.jpg
Trying to join mama Leanne ('Skylar'). mImg_0449.jpg
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The hay was too slippery for her. mImg_0456.jpg
The hay was too slippery for her. mImg_0456.jpg
Again trying the rock wall instead, which seems easier for her. mImg_0458.jpg
Again trying the rock wall instead, which seems easier for her. mImg_0458.jpg
Trying (really hard) again. mImg_0467.jpg
Trying (really hard) again. mImg_0467.jpg
Foiled again!  mImg_0469.jpg
Foiled again! mImg_0469.jpg
Trying to get mama to play. mImg_0608ps.jpg
Trying to get mama to play. mImg_0608ps.jpg
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Leanne is an unusually caring mama tiger. mImg_0693cr.jpg
Leanne is an unusually caring mama tiger. mImg_0693cr.jpg
Check out that posture!  mImg_0701.jpg
Check out that posture! mImg_0701.jpg
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What do cubs think/dream about? mImg_0715ps.jpg
What do cubs think/dream about? mImg_0715ps.jpg
As sole cub, she gets good attention. (Taken thru' plexiglass). mImg_0725.jpg
As sole cub, she gets good attention. (Taken thru' plexiglass). mImg_0725.jpg
Sweetness. mImg_0726cr.jpg
Sweetness. mImg_0726cr.jpg
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Very brief rest times. mImg_0740cr1.jpg
Very brief rest times. mImg_0740cr1.jpg
Closer-up. mImg_0740cr2.jpg
Closer-up. mImg_0740cr2.jpg
Too dear! mImg_0753.jpg
Too dear! mImg_0753.jpg
Mama hug.  (Probably to quiet the ever-playful cub) mImg_0757.jpg
Mama hug. (Probably to quiet the ever-playful cub) mImg_0757.jpg
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A brief return to their indoor nest. mImg_0773.jpg
A brief return to their indoor nest. mImg_0773.jpg
A lot of trust with that huge jaw.  mImg_0808.jpg
A lot of trust with that huge jaw. mImg_0808.jpg
Cub wants another game. mImg_0811.jpg
Cub wants another game. mImg_0811.jpg
That lovin' mama. mImg_0812.jpg
That lovin' mama. mImg_0812.jpg
Decision. mImg_0813.jpg
Decision. mImg_0813.jpg
Closer up. mImg_0813cr.jpg
Closer up. mImg_0813cr.jpg
Opening-move. mImg_0814.jpg
Opening-move. mImg_0814.jpg
:-)  End of latest playtime, tiring mama. mImg_0821.jpg
:-) End of latest playtime, tiring mama. mImg_0821.jpg
Vigilant mama.  These next 6 were w/ Canon pocket camera SX260. #2701
Vigilant mama. These next 6 were w/ Canon pocket camera SX260. #2701
Mama actually relaxes (not often). #2721
Mama actually relaxes (not often). #2721
Still vigilant, mama raises head to check on Cub.  #2722
Still vigilant, mama raises head to check on Cub. #2722
Time to show Cub some ballet form. #2723
Time to show Cub some ballet form. #2723
Back to normal mode. #2724
Back to normal mode. #2724
Cub's turn to relax. #2736
Cub's turn to relax. #2736
Stairway side of grotto. Back to Canon Rebel thru' plexiglass windows.  #0436ps
Stairway side of grotto. Back to Canon Rebel thru' plexiglass windows. #0436ps
Got up pretty high by herself and is surveying her domain. #0442
Got up pretty high by herself and is surveying her domain. #0442
Affection? Or keeping young pest away? #0621cr
Affection? Or keeping young pest away? #0621cr
Cub practices her sneaky, stalking look. 0707
Cub practices her sneaky, stalking look. 0707
Being picked up by the scruff of the neck for carting around isn't very comfy. #0776
Being picked up by the scruff of the neck for carting around isn't very comfy. #0776
TEMPORARY subfolder for some tiger cub and other zoo shots May 8
gallery: TEMPORARY subfolder for some tiger cub and other zoo shots May 8