Rare white tiger cubs born
Wed, 09 May 2012 2:00p.m.
A white tiger in a Yalta zoo has given birth to four rare tiger cubs this week, one of them an albino, according to zoo workers.
The newborns are in good health and are being taken care of by staff at the Skazka Zoo in southern Ukraine.
The birth is an important event, especially because white tigers are so rare.
"There are only a very few white tigers in the world... so their birth in captivity is always a big event in the life of a zoo," said the zoo's director Oleg Zubkov.
One of the cubs is an albino.
"Usually tigers are white with black stripes, but there are also albinos without black stripes. This is a joyful event in the life of the zoo, we were waiting for it impatiently and we're glad that the babies are healthy, strong, and today are being held by zoo caretakers," said Mr Zubkov.
The mother tiger is named Tigrulya in honour of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
A contest is being held to name the four newborn cubs.
3 News / Reuters
Post a Comment
Before commenting, please take the time to read our moderation guide
(Won't be published)
11/05/2012 3:11:45 p.m.
Tymika seawood wrote:
I really liked the video it was very cool to me make.more tymika
A stranded orca has been rescued from the Kaipara Harbour after commercial fishermen noticed it stuck on a sandbank.
Earlier this month a group of friends decided they wanted to see the great outdoors and raise a bit of awareness about the environment.
A 15-year-old school student has developed a new test that could detect cancerous tumours before they become too advanced to treat.
Super tornadoes are likely to happen more often as the world warms, according to NIWA.
Parliament has passed amendments to the Crown Minerals Amendment Act which restrict anti-mining protests.
Copyright © 2013 MediaWorks TV. All Rights Reserved.