What a surprise for us this morning! When we arrived and tuned in to “tiger cam” the nest box was empty. Then we looked at the camera outside of the nest and there were the three cubs curled up together sleeping in the straw. They are now comfortable being out of the nest for extended periods. This also gives the keepers the opportunity to get to see the cubs in person. We can see them from the viewing window as they spend time in this big room that houses their nest box. We are trying to identify the subtle differences we can see in each cub’s stripe pattern. This is how we will be able to tell the triplets apart. Right now, one of them has a noticeable rectangular stripe pattern on the base of his/her tail. They all appear to have heart-like patterns above their eyes very much like the one you can see on their older sister, Mara’s, face.