A white tiger cub growls at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina, Thursday, March 21, 2013. The cub's mother, Cleo, a captive Bengal white tiger, gave birth to two females and two males on Jan. 14. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Thursday, March 21, 2013 4:50 pm
Argentine zoo shows 4 white tiger cubs
The Associated Press
Zoo officials say the blue-eyed cubs with coats of black stripes on white were born there two months ago and bring the number at the zoo to nine. They say the cubs will soon be able to eat meat.
White Bengal tigers have a rare genetic anamoly and have always been extremely rare in the wild. Several hundred white tigers have been bred in zoos and wild animal parks around the world, though many conservationists say efforts should be focused on less inbred tiger varieties
The U.S. Association of Zoos and Aquariums discourages the breeding of white tigers.