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Rare White Tiger Cubs Make Public Debut!

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Four super rare, super cute white tiger cubs were born just over a month ago at Tobu Zoo, Tokyo.

The little cuties have finally made their first public appearance!

The pretty kitties are between 11 and 16 inches long and weigh only 11-pounds.

They're basically walking stuffed animals.

With only about 250 white tigers in existence today, each of these babies is a little miracle.

The three babies, three male and one female, are still nursing but also beginning to eat meat.

Hundreds of people waited in line for hours to be able to get into the zoo and see the new baby tigers.

They're so rare and beautiful, its nice to be able to see that there are successful breeding programs keeping these majestic creature out of extinction.

Adorzable… just adorzable.

[Image via AP Images.]

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One comment to “Rare White Tiger Cubs Make Public Debut!”

  1. Momonga says – reply to this


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    White tigers are cute, but they aren't a seperate species, and they aren't "rare". They're just normal, orange tigers that were inbred repeatedly to produce a defective gene. This gene makes the coat white, but it also causes a myriad of painful health problems, such as poor eyesight, club feet, cleft palates, spinal deformities and defective organs.
    The inbreeding results in many defects, early deaths, and still births. The white coat is a double recessive gene, so 3 out of 4 cubs born through this inbreeding have normal coloring but suffer the same defects and are referred to in the trade as “throw away tigers.” As such, they are often killed at birth because only the white tigers are the big money makers. And, because none of these cats are purebred (they are all crosses between Bengal tigers and Siberian tigers), they serve no conservation purpose. It's cruel and irresponsible to deliberately allow the breeding of white tigers.