Two tiger cubs have paid a surprise visit to a group of sick children at a Brisbane hospital.
Scout and Delilah were taken for a walk through the corridors of the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital, stopping for pats and cuddles with young patients.
Lily Flynn, 11, is in hospital for a fortnight with an eating-related disorder and voiced amazement when the cubs walked into her room.
“They’re so cute and cuddly,” she said.
“Tigers are now my favourite animal.”
Her mother Lauren Carfrae said the daily toll of hospital life could be difficult for a child.
“This is so great, just to break the monotony,” she said.
“Lily’s away from her sisters and brothers and family, so this is just really nice.”
The Sumatran tiger cubs are less than six months old and made a special trip from Australia Zoo to visit the children.