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White tiger cubs born in Austrian zoo

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 00:50

Four white Bengal tiger cubs presented to the public at the White Zoo in Austria. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A brood of four white tiger cubs were unveiled at the White Zoo in Austria on Wednesday (April 26). The cubs - two male and two female, named Falco, Toto, Mia and Mautzi - were born a month ago to Thalie, a six-year-old tigress who originally came from France, and Samir, a nine-year-old male who came to the zoo from Slovakia. "The babies were born on March 22. The length of the birth was about five hours, and they weighed about one kilo(gram) each," said Herbert Eder, director of the White Zoo. The White Zoo located in Kernhof about 150 kilometers from capital Vienna is a popular attraction in Austria with white camels, leopards, tigers, owls and even a kangaroo on display. The tiny Bengal tiger cubs, all confirmed to be perfectly healthy, will stay at the zoo for another year after which they will be donated to other zoos. "Only zoos. Because we never sell these tigers, we give them to other nice places where they can have a new family, but we never sell them. We wouldn't want these babies to end up in a show or a circus or anywhere like that," Eder added.

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White tiger cubs born in Austrian zoo

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 00:50