Too much festive feasting for tigers in Chinese zoo?

Too much festive feasting for tigers in Chinese zoo?
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Chinese New Year's barely over, and we've all gained a few kilos from stuffing our faces with yummy goodies.

It seems that the tigers from Siberian Tiger Zoo in Harbin, China, have also indulged in some festive feasting, Shanghaiist reported.

Photos of the chubby big cats chilling out in their enclosures are being shared on Chinese social media, with netizens saying: "Admit it, this is you after celebrating the new year."

The tigers have good reason for their rounded bellies though - their fat reserves can help them survive the freezing temperatures in Heilongjiang which can dip as low as -38 degree Celsius during the winter.

The appearance of these well-fed felids is also a nice break from photos of emaciated animals in some zoos around the world.

And as adorable as they look, let's hope the tigers will lose the pudge by summer.

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