February 11, 2016 2:44 pm

WATCH: Australia Zoo celebrates birth of two Sumatran tiger cubs

WATCH ABOVE: Australia Zoo welcomes two newborn Sumatra tiger cubs.


Australia Zoo’s Sumatran tiger Kaitlyn became a new mom for the second time, after giving birth to a pair of cubs earlier this week.

The popular park gave animal lovers a first look of the cuddly wildcats when they released a video Thursday.

The zoo announced that Kaitlyn gave birth to a female cub early Saturday morning, followed by a male cub being born Monday.

Bindi Irwin, daughter of the late ‘Crocodile Hunter’ Steve Irwin, who founded Australia Zoo, tweeted out her excitement for the new additions to the park.

“The whole team are completely excited and you just can’t help but fall in love with them,” said Giles Clark, head of Australia Zoo’s tiger department.

Trainers said the mother and her two unnamed cubs are doing well, and are expected to go on public display in March.

Kaitlyn gave birth to a pair of male cubs named Hunter and Clarence in 2013.

With just 500 Sumatran tigers estimated to be left in the wild, the animals are considered critically endangered, with poaching and habitat loss as two of the main contributors.

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