3 white tiger cubs born
1ANDHRA PRADESH Apr 25, 2006
Tuesday April 25 2006 12:14 IST
TIRUPATI: The Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park (SVZP) here has become home to three cute white tiger cubs.
The new inmates were born to Ranadheer (4) and Haseena (5), the white tiger couple, which are pride of the zoological park.
The little ones were born on April 1 and opened their eyes after three weeks of their birth. All the three are healthy, according to caretaker Haseena.
Ranadheer was brought to the zoo about 15 months ago when he was aged about two and a half years. Haseena, a year older, was also brought on the same day from Hyderabad on instructions from the Central Zoo Authority of India (CZAI). The cubs are very active and constantly are always seen in the company of their mother Haseena.
They resemble their father, Ranadheer who weighs 275 kg and has a chubby look, says the in-charge curator of the Zoo.
The Central Zoo Authority of India sent a scientist on Monday from Delhi to SVZP to inspect the new borns and report on their health and other aspects to the headquarters, SVZP sources said.
The cubs will be weaned and fed red meat (animal meat) after three months of their birth. Wildlife and SVZP authorities have congratulated the keeper and staff of the white tigers for taking good care of the newborns.
The new white tiger cubs will be an added attraction to Sri Venakteswara Zoological Park in the near future.
The Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park should be ashamed for breeding more white tigers. Everyone knows that the only way to get the mutant gene that causes the white coat is to purposely inbreed father to daughter, brother to sister and worse for generation after generation. If your paper doesn’t know the truth about white tigers, please read this expose on the practice that American zoos now condemn: http://bigcatrescue.org/white_tigers.htm
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