KIEV, July 29 (Xinhua) -- An Amur tiger cub was born in the zoo of the town of Mykolaiv in the south of Ukraine ahead of International Tiger Day which is celebrated on July 29, according to the press service of the zoo on Monday.
"A couple of Amur tigers Helios and Penelope became the parents to a cub in Mykolaiv Zoo just before the International Tiger Day, which is celebrated annually on July 29. It is still impossible to see the baby, we need to wait a bit as the cub grows up," read the message of the zoo.
Five Amur tigers live in the zoo in the south of Ukraine counting the newborn cub on July 22.
Amur tiger has the endangered status and is on the Red List. The population of the Amur tigers is around 540, according to the World Wide Fund.