5 white tiger cubs make their debut at White Zoo in Austria

A litter of five rare white tigers made their debut at a zoo in Austria today.

The four females and one male were born on April 25th.

According to the zoo, it's the first time five white tiger cubs were born in a single litter in Europe.

They're all healthy and doing well.

"We are very, very proud and very happy, because they are totally normal, there is nothing wrong (with them)," said Zoo Director Herbert Eder.

The cubs' mother named Burani was brought to the zoo from Germany three years ago and this is her third litter.

The father named Samir has fathered 14 cubs.

The cubs are named Lali, Lela, Lila, Lulu and Obama.

Eder says, "They are not hand-tamed, and not together with people, they are together with their mother, and this is the reason why we don't give these cubs to any shows, as we had 50 years ago. That time is over."

The white tigers' unique color means they're targeted by poachers and nearly extinct in the wild.
 


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