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Tiger Cub, 9 wks old, at San Francisco Zoo #sftigercub

Went to see the new tiger cub (Jillian), now 9 weeks old, photos taken through *plexiglass* windows at San Francisco Zoo.  Visted a few other zoo residents too.  April 18, 2013. It was a beautiful day, tho' with very harsh, high-contrast lighting. Not ideal for photographs. Most of these are to show the size of the cub -- she's gotten much bigger in only the last weeks! -- and to show how independent she's become in about 2 weeks of getting her used to going outside, with the mom helping her to learn to do the stairs, and she is now constantly jumping and racing around. Really cute.

Most of the photos had to be taken at maximum zoom of 500mm-equiv, as the tigers are really quite far from the front-view (hazy) pexiglass windows.  Here's a view of the grotto from those windows.   Here's a Flickr photography discussion about trying to get clear pictures thru' the zoo's pexiglass windows (no meshing in tiger exhibit).  Next time, I'll use shutter priority (I forgot) and try an overcast day.

Used the very small Canon SX260 because of its flexible built-in 20x zoom lens.  But through pexiglass and not choosing shutter priority, the pics are not really up to snuff, but I hope you'll enjoy some of the content.

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The pair, seen below, through pexiglass windows. mImg_1622r.jpg
The pair, seen below, through pexiglass windows. mImg_1622r.jpg
In the sunlight, their surroundings are even more fantasy-liie. mImg_1626r.jpg
In the sunlight, their surroundings are even more fantasy-liie. mImg_1626r.jpg
Pic of partially seen cub shows size at 9 weeks. mImg_1637r.jpg
Pic of partially seen cub shows size at 9 weeks. mImg_1637r.jpg
Side by side. mImg_1652r.jpg
Side by side. mImg_1652r.jpg
Back to the cub, who gets out from 10-11am and 2-4pm now. mImg_1735r.jpg
Back to the cub, who gets out from 10-11am and 2-4pm now. mImg_1735r.jpg
Mother, Leanne, w/ cub. mImg_1755r.jpg
Mother, Leanne, w/ cub. mImg_1755r.jpg
One of the 3 side-windows we viewed from first. mImg_1772r.jpg
One of the 3 side-windows we viewed from first. mImg_1772r.jpg
Running well now, for sure. Taken thru' pexiglass. mImg_1774cr.jpg
Running well now, for sure. Taken thru' pexiglass. mImg_1774cr.jpg
See   The grotto  . mImg_1777cr.jpg
See The grotto . mImg_1777cr.jpg
I've heard this before. mImg_1783r.jpg
"I've heard this before." mImg_1783r.jpg
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Love her energy. She's leaping at reclining mom again. mImg_1801r.jpg
Love her energy. She's leaping at reclining mom again. mImg_1801r.jpg
Glad she wasn' t crushed!  :-)  mImg_1803r.jpg
Glad she wasn' t crushed! :-) mImg_1803r.jpg
This is hilarious. mImg_1805r.jpg
This is hilarious. mImg_1805r.jpg
Biting mama will get her attention. mImg_1812r.jpg
Biting mama will get her attention. mImg_1812r.jpg
I wanna play!  mImg_1815r.jpg
I wanna play! mImg_1815r.jpg
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Looking for a lift. mImg_1843r.jpg
Looking for a lift. mImg_1843r.jpg
She barely fits on the back now. mImg_1859r.jpg
She barely fits on the back now. mImg_1859r.jpg
What I go through!  mImg_1860r.jpg
"What I go through!" mImg_1860r.jpg
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Still riding, behind the rock. mImg_1862cr.jpg
Still riding, behind the rock. mImg_1862cr.jpg
It's an exhausting life.  mImg_1869r.jpg
It's an exhausting life. mImg_1869r.jpg
On walk to other window on the side. mImg_1874r.jpg
On walk to other window on the side. mImg_1874r.jpg
Mom, reflecting on motherhood? mImg_1875r.jpg
Mom, reflecting on motherhood? mImg_1875r.jpg
That's how far away they are from us, and thru' pexiglass. mImg_1881r.jpg
That's how far away they are from us, and thru' pexiglass. mImg_1881r.jpg
Back at side window after checking out Lion House.  mImg_1909r.jpg
Back at side window after checking out Lion House. mImg_1909r.jpg
Behind side-window bullet-proof pexiglass, w/ scratches galore by cats.  mImg_1910r.jpg
Behind side-window bullet-proof pexiglass, w/ scratches galore by cats. mImg_1910r.jpg
The maternal instinct. mImg_1922r.jpg
The maternal instinct. mImg_1922r.jpg
Cub's view of mama. mImg_1928r.jpg
Cub's view of mama. mImg_1928r.jpg
Mama's viewing of me. mImg_1930r.jpg
Mama's viewing of me. mImg_1930r.jpg
She's getting pretty big already! mImg_1931r.jpg
She's getting pretty big already! mImg_1931r.jpg
She strokes the cub's forehead here.. mImg_1933r.jpg
She strokes the cub's forehead here.. mImg_1933r.jpg
Mama's loving paw. mImg_1935r.jpg
Mama's loving paw. mImg_1935r.jpg
Playtime's over.  No! mImg_1936.jpg
Playtime's over. No! mImg_1936.jpg
Other zoo residents: After morning show, time for lunch. Img_1657.jpg
Other zoo residents: After morning show, time for lunch. Img_1657.jpg
So, stopped at Penguin Island. mImg_1659.jpg
So, stopped at Penguin Island. mImg_1659.jpg
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Just out of the water and pretty happy about it. mImg_1668.jpg
Just out of the water and pretty happy about it. mImg_1668.jpg
Paused at Lion, trying to wake up in that direct sunlight overhead. mImg_1669.jpg
Paused at Lion, trying to wake up in that direct sunlight overhead. mImg_1669.jpg
That's one noble face mImg_1670.jpg
That's one noble face mImg_1670.jpg
Snow leopard can be seen only through fencing (or pexiglass on the other side). mImg_1687.jpg
Snow leopard can be seen only through fencing (or pexiglass on the other side). mImg_1687.jpg
Paused at Indian rhinoceros area. mImg_1689.jpg
Paused at Indian rhinoceros area. mImg_1689.jpg
HUGE armour-like plates or folds  on this Rhino.  mImg_1690.jpg
HUGE armour-like plates or folds on this Rhino. mImg_1690.jpg
Definitely Spring at the zoo. mImg_1693.jpg
Definitely Spring at the zoo. mImg_1693.jpg
Can't remember what this sad-appearing monkey (behind glass) is. mImg_1695.jpg
Can't remember what this sad-appearing monkey (behind glass) is. mImg_1695.jpg
After lunch, saw that  the chimps are next door to Lemur Cafe. mImg_1696r.jpg
After lunch, saw that the chimps are next door to Lemur Cafe. mImg_1696r.jpg
Two reactions to their audience. mImg_1700.jpg
Two reactions to their audience. mImg_1700.jpg
The zoo visitors can be pretty boring. mImg_1701.jpg
The zoo visitors can be pretty boring. mImg_1701.jpg
Suddenly interested in the crowd. Love the expression. mImg_1703.jpg
Suddenly interested in the crowd. Love the expression. mImg_1703.jpg
After seeing tiger cub 2-4pm, returned to penguin island.  mImg_1947r.jpg
After seeing tiger cub 2-4pm, returned to penguin island. mImg_1947r.jpg
This penguin is also going home. mImg_1948.jpg
This penguin is also going home. mImg_1948.jpg
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