Hello world! Rare white tiger cυbs make first appearaпce at Tokyo zoo (Video)

Four very rare and very fluffy white tiger cubs born just a month and a half ago have made their first public appearance at a Japanese zoo.

The cuddly cubs, which are between 11 and 16 inches long and weigh just 11lb, were met by crowds of visitors at Tobu Zoo, Tokyo, many of whom queued for over an hour to see them.

Born on March 16 to seven-year-old tigress Karla, they are the latest additions to a worldwide population of only around 250-odd white tigers.

Scroll down for video

Cuddly but fierce: Seven-year-old white tiger Karla sits with one of her cubs, who have been revealed to the public for the first time at Tobu Zoo in Miyashiro, near Tokyo

Playtime: The cuddly cubs, which are between 11 and 16 inches long and weigh just 11lb, were met by crowds of visitors, many of whom queued for over an hour to see them

Baby steps: They are the latest additions to a worldwide population of only around 250-odd white tigers

White Bengal tigers have a rare genetic anomaly and have always been extremely rare in the wild, but their striking colour has made them popular with zoos and circuses.

Hundreds of visitors queued for the opportunity to coo over the new arrivals. Yusuke Terada, an architect, told New Tang Dynasty TV: ‘Seeing such small babies, I became very happy.

‘And when I saw three of the baby tigers playing and their mother watching over them from nearby I thought, what a nice family.’

The one female and three male cubs are still drinking their mother’s milk, but are reportedly now beginning to also show interest in the meat she prefers to eat.

Watchful eye: Karla casts a concerned look over her little ones as they crawl around their enclosure

Basking in the sun: The one female and three male cubs are still drinking their mother’s milk, but are reportedly now beginning to also show interest in the meat she prefers to eat

 

Cuddles: A cub nuzzles up against Karla. White Bengal tigers have a rare genetic anomaly and have always been extremely rare in the wild, but their striking colour has made them popular with zoos and circuses

Their father, Rocky, is still getting used to the idea of being a family man, and has only recently seen his offspring for the first time from his neighbouring cage.

‘He only has the memory of just Karla being there so at first he had an expression on his face like “what are these, something foreign to me is here”,’ said zookeeper Hiroki Itakura.

‘I believe that perhaps he doesn’t yet even recognize them as fellow white tigers.’

Photo opportunity: Crowds of zoo visitors hold up their cameras and phones to snap pictures of the family

Heart warming: In this earlier picture taken last month Karla picks up her cub in her mouth. The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger. Although they have similar attributes, white tigers tend to be larger

Cute: Several hundred white tigers have been bred in zoos and animal parks around the world but many conservationists say these efforts should be focused on less inbred tiger varieties, which are also threatened

The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger. Although they have extremely similar physical attributes to the common tiger, white tigers tend to be larger.

Several hundred have been bred in zoos and wild animal parks around the world.

Many conservationists say these efforts should be focused on less inbred tiger varieties, which are also threatened with extinction.

Related Posts

Who could take their eyes off Rihanna’s outfit at the Crop Over festival in Barbados. Why is that? What shocking truth is hidden?.dieuy

  Her outfit never disappoints, consistently showing true commitment to the carnival spirit in glitter and vibrant colour. This year she veered away from her standard Crop…

Witness the Miraculous Birth of a Baby Elephant at South Luangwa: Natural Fuel Secrets Discovered.dieuy

  In the final hours of World Elephant Day at the Safari Park, just before midnight on August 12, 2018, female elephant Ndulamitsi gave birth to Umzula-zuli,…

The Mystery of Witch’s Rumored Love Affair with Diddy: Shocking Revelations by Ellen DeGeneres.dieuy

In a whirlwind of rumors and speculation, the spotlight is now shining on Ellen DeGeneres and her alleged connections to hip-hop mogul P Diddy. This scrutiny comes…

Willow Smith Shares Shocking Truth: Will Smith and His Mysterious Deal With Diddy.dieuy

  The rumors and allegations surrounding Will Smith and Diddy, as well as Willow Smith’s shocking claims, have indeed created a whirlwind of controversy in the entertainment…

Natalie Portman Reveals How Rihanna Helped Her Get Over Divorce After Adorable Moment at PFW 2024.dieuy

Natalie Portman Reveals How Rihanna Helped Her Get Over Divorce After Adorable Moment at PFW 2024 In a recent interview, famous actress Natalie Portman unexpectedly shared about…

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Stuns Internet with ‘Red One’ Workout Photo Featuring JK Simmons, Sparks Viral Reaction .hiep

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson boasts one of the best builds of any celebrity in Hollywood. The multi-talented actor is renowned for his unreal dedication to staying fit and…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *