The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has announced the names of their three endangered Amur tiger cubs born at Highland Wildlife Park as Nishka, Layla and Aleksander in tribute to the species’ native home of Russia just in time for International Tiger Day (Thursday 29 July) 

The female cubs were name by two of the wildlife conservation charity’s donors, Nishka meaning precious jewel and Layla meaning night, while the male cub was named Aleksander after a public vote in tribute to one of the park’s keepers who shares a birthday with the triplets.  

Following their first health check and vaccinations last week, the three cubs have now been given regular outdoor access, meaning lucky visitors could spot the triplets starting to explore. 

More information about what to expect when visiting Highland Wildlife Park can be found at 

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