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Havana zoo breeds white tiger

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Zookeepers at the Havana zoo in Cuba are celebrating the birth of four Bengal tiger cubs. Among them is a rare white tiger.

The birth of the four striped cubs was on March 12. It came after trying for 20 years. The cubs’ parents are Fiona and Garfield.

“It was a normal birth,” said Angel Cordero, tiger specialist at the Havana zoo. “Everything went well. She’s has started to carry out her role as a mother. She’s a good mother.”

The cubs have not yet been named yet. Also their genders were not announced.

White tigers are a genetic variation of the orange Bengal tigers. Thousands of tigers once roamed the forests in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. But their numbers have plummeted. Poaching, deforestation and over-hunting have all taken their toll.

#TigerNews: Read the full article on Al Jazeera, published on April 15, 2021.