Tiger Tot Is Toast of the Town, 1993, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, One of a pair of tiger cubs, with a playful appearance, lies on a quilt in its den at the National Zoological Park. The cubs were born on June 14, 1993, to Kerinci, a rare Sumatran tiger who came to the Zoo in July 1989 as part of an exchange with the Jakarta (Ragunan Zoological Garden) Zoo in Indonesia..