Rare black tiger cub tries to be fearsome, but is insanely adorable instead

HANGZHOU, China (PIX11) – A 25-day-old black tiger cub hammed it up for the cameras during a photoshoot in Hangzhou, China and instead of being fearsome, it just looks insanely adorable.

The black cub is not a separate tiger species. The black coloring is caused by a condition called pseudo-melanism.

Some researchers believe the condition is actually becoming more common, due to inbreeding, which weakens genetics of the animals, according to the Daily Mail.

It is unclear what happened to the cub’s mother, as it was photographed nursing from a dog.

 

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