Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More white tigers

I blogged about white tigers 2 months ago and looked in on the status of American entertainer Roy Horn after his 2003 attack. I have since found these gorgeous photographs, so here they are with a weird news round-up. This photo was taken 2 days ago and shows 3-year-old Khane at the Belgrade Zoo eating his meal of chicken. Earlier this month, it was reported that the white tigers at the Chongqing Wild Animal Park in China are chickens, scared of the live fowl given to them as food to encourage them to hunt. The white tigers at the Singapore Zoo fatally mauled a worker who jumped into the moat in their enclosure in an apparent suicide attempt in front of zoo visitors.

This 2007 photo shows 6-year-old Odin, who lives at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo in Vallejo, California, and like all tigers loves to swim. At the Liberec Zoo in the Czech Republic earlier this month, 2 lions snuck into the enclosure of a 17-year-old white tiger named Isabella and killed her.

This is one of the 6 white tigers born at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina in 2006. A pair of white tiger cubs born at the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida, made their public debut in 2008. Two white tiger cubs - Mitra and Shiva - born at The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (TIGERS) in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2008 have surrogate parents since being removed from their aggressive mother: the zookeeper and a chimpanzee. A golden retriever adopted and nursed 3 white tiger cubs in 2008 when they were abandoned by their mother at the Safari Zoological Park in Caney, Kansas. A white tiger was born in a litter of 4 this month in the wild - at the Tiger Canyons Sanctuary near Phillipolis, South Africa. Also this month, a white tiger was one of 4 cubs born in the Lucknow Zoo in Uttar Pradesh, India.
This beautiful white tiger is unidentified and appears to be roaming free, but is probably in a game reserve. A film was made about an individual in Flat Rock, Indiana, who was attempting to breed a white tiger. There are only about 210 white tigers in the world.

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