Rare tiger kills, eats her own cubs at zoo

December 30, 2014 2:46 PM

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Rare tiger kills, eats her own cubs at zoo

Hana, a Sumatran tiger like this one at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on Dec. 4, 2014, is believed to have killed and eaten her own cubs. (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Lui Kit Wong)

Everything had been going so well, staff at the Jerusalem Biblical Zoo claim. Hana, a rare Sumatran tiger, had given birth to three cubs on Nov. 17, and though one hadn't made it long past the birth, the other two seemed to be thriving and bonding with their mother, the Times of Israel reports.

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