Share

Raw: Three Rare White Tiger Cubs Debut at Zoo

|
News,World,Animals

The Buenos Aires Zoo debuted a trio of rare white Bengal tiger cubs on Wednesday. (April 16)

SHOTLIST:

AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY

Buenos Aires, Argentina - April 16, 2014

1. Zoom into white Bengal tiger clubs coming out into enclosure

2. Mid of tiger cubs

3. Close of male cub crouching behind log

4. Close of one of the female cubs chewing on plant

5. Various of cubs playing in enclosure

6. Mid of male cub chewing on branch

STORYLINE:

A trio of white Bengal tiger cubs made their debut at the Buenos Aires Zoo on Wednesday.

With piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude the triplets bounded around their pen, to the delight of visitors.

The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white coats, while the male is nearly pure white.

Zoo veterinarian Guillermo Weimeyer said they were born in January following a labor that lasted more than four hours, and will keep breastfeeding until they reach five months old, even though they are already eating 2.2 pounds of meat a day.

This is the second set of cubs for the mother, Cleo, and father, Rhiano.

A naming contest among children who visit the zoo has already begun.

View article comments Leave a comment