The cub, which was white in color, was a rare species listed in the Red Book, zoo director Oleg Zubkov said.
Crimea was left without electricity last week after Ukrainian nationalists blew up pylons that support electricity lines from Ukraine. Following the blackout, Crimea declared a state of emergency and switched to locally-based emergency power generation.
“We have not been able to provide the Bengal white tiger cubs with the optimal temperature. They are very demanding regarding heat, they are only a month and a half old and they are being brought up without a mother. We have a large collection over one and a half thousand animals and birds, they all need attention: the marine animals and fish, terrarium, monkeys. Unfortunately, there is not enough heat. But I am hoping that soon the situation will get better,” Zubkov said.
At the same time, the spokesman stressed that the zoo is making every possible effort to maintain the thermal regime for the remaining two white tiger cubs. In addition to the two remaining little tigers in the ‘Fairy Tale’ and ‘Taigan’ zoo there are two pairs of adult Bengal tigers.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the launch of the first leg of an "energy bridge" between Russia’s mainland and Crimea.
According to the Russian authorities, the first leg of the "energy bridge" to Crimea will significantly decrease the shortage in electricity in the republic, while the construction of the second leg by May 2016 is expected to completely eliminate Crimea's dependency on electricity from Ukraine.
Kiev claims that "activists" have been obstructing repair works of the damaged electricity lines. Ukraine’s radical Right Sector organization pledged on Monday to continue its energy blockade of Crimea.
According to Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak, Moscow could respond to the Crimean blackout by halting coal deliveries to Ukraine.