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March 27, 2015

Photos of the day 03/27

A keeper holds a twelve-week-old Sumatran tiger cub during a routine health check in its enclosure at Chester Zoo in Chester, northern England, Friday. The cub, one of three born at the zoo, was sexed, vaccinated and micro-chipped.

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