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Tiger cubs could be on the way in Ballarat

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Meet Maneki -  a tigress and a trailblazer.

The 11-year-old is the first big cat at the Ballarat Wildlife Park, where a 6m enclosure has been built to house her and a male Sumatran tiger which will arrive at the end of the month.

The pair originate from Australia Zoo - and have already had a now-adult cub who is staying out in Queensland.

With a bit of luck in Ballarat, more cubs could be on the way.

Keeper Robbie Doyle says Maneki is still getting used to her new home, so you might have to be patient to spot her.

Judging from these gorgeous photos, the wait is definitely worthwhile.

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Images: Ballarat Wildlife Park