Two new tiger cubs were born and bred at Dublin Zoo.

In this extract from the programme 'Animal Trail' we are introduced to the new cubs, who appear with their handler Gerry Creighton.

Dublin Zoo has been successful for many years in breeding tigers and these two cubs will be sent on to other zoos around the world.

In the first three weeks of their life, they have trebled in size. 

This episode of 'Animal Trail' was broadcast on 5 July 1986.

'Animal Trail' was a series presented by Peter Wilson and featuring Dublin zoo and the origins, physical characteristics, habits and traits of different animals. This particular episode looked at the black bear, the cheeta as well as the tiger.

'Animal Trail' was made in association with HB Ice Cream.