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Tiger triplets to debut Friday at Point Defiance Zoo

The newly born Sumatran tiger cub triplets will go on display Friday at Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

The endangered cats were born Oct. 8. More than 7,100 people voted to name the triplets Kirana, Dari and Indah, names taken from the Indonesian language.

Kirana means “beautiful sunbeam;” Dari is short for Ndari, which means “full moon;” and Indah means “beautiful one.”

Since their birth, the cubs have remained in a behind-the-scenes exhibit with mother Jaya.

The triplets bring the number of Sumatran tigers in accredited North American zoos to 80. There are believed to be about 300 in the wild, which is why they’re listed as critically endangered.

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