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Friday, 5th April 2013
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White tiger cubs born in Japanese zoo

Rare white tiger cubs born at Tobu Zoo in Saitama, Japan, are being kept under wraps and out of the public eye until the beginning of May.

The four animals were born healthy on March 16th, and the zoo has stated that it will be keeping the tigers with their mother, seven-year-old Carla, until the start of next month.

No names have yet been chosen for the animals so the zoo is holding a competition to see who comes up with the best suggestion. An official naming ceremony is due to take place at the end of May at the park reserve.

It is believed that there are only about 200 white tigers left in the wild so this is an extremely rare animal, although it has been successfully bred in controlled environments.

A zoo in Buenos Aires recently posted video footage of four white tiger cubs which were born at the institution in March this year.

Written by Mark Smith

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