Aww! Tiger Cub Meets Her New BFF

Courtesy Minnesota Zoo

updated 07/25/2012 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 07/25/2012 AT 9:00 AM ET

Hello, friend!

The Minnesota Zoo now has double the cuteness thanks to the arrival of a 3-week-old female Amur tiger cub born at the Saint Louis Zoo.

The cub, hand-reared from birth, traveled on a Delta Air Lines flight to get to Minneapolis, where she has been examined and joined with the Minnesota Zoo’s resident Amur tiger cub, which has also been hand-reared.

“Tigers learn from other tigers,” curator Stever Bircher said in a statement. “That kind of socialization with a cub her age will be good for this cub.”

Courtesy Minnesota Zoo

Courtesy Minnesota Zoo

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