King Kong Zoological Park Breeding White Tigers

King Kong Zoological Park Breeding White Tigers

Despite the fact that white tigers serve no conservation value, are inbred and cross bred.  More about White Tigers

By LIZZ HAROLD
lharold@cherokeescout.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:05 PM CDT

SCOTT WALLACE/swallace@cherokeescout.com
This 5-week-old tiger cub, orange at birth but rapidly turning pure white as he loses his newborn fur, is looking for a name. He has brilliant blue eyes and a sweet and playful nature. He weighs a small and cuddly 10 pounds now, but King Kong Zoological Park owner John Curtis says he will easily reach 600 pounds as an adult.

    Ranger – King Kong Zoological Park is home to a 5-week-old white Siberian tiger cub who is small enough to tumble around and stretch out comfortably in a child’s playpen.

His ears look a little large for his head, and he pads around clumsily on paws that are a few sizes too big for his body. They are hints of the 600-pound cat he will turn into in the coming years at the zoo on U.S. 19/129, next to the flea markets.

Born at 3:42 a.m. June 13, John Curtis was nearby when a tiger named Juliette began to give birth.

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