Lansing’s Potter Park Zoo welcomed three female Amur Tiger cubs to their clan of animals on September 15, 2011. Kira, Ameliya and Savelii are among the less than 500 of their species left on earth as well as part of the second litter born to the local zoo. The fist litter born six years ago included the tigress’ father. Though the arrival was long anticipated, it nearly ended in tragedy. “Shortly after they were born they got very sick with Pneumonia, so we had to get them away from their mom.