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These Tiny Snow Tiger Cubs Will Grow To Be Theme Park Stars

Two tiny, rare, white snow tigers were born at an animal training center and are destined for a theme park.

The cubs weighed only 6 ounces at birth Saturday and were doing well Sunday, said David McMillan, who owns Tiger’s Eye Productions, where they were born near Orlando.

“They weigh only 6 ounces each. There is nothing but tissue on them. You could crush them with your hand they are so delicate,” he said.

Human handlers were in the cage with the tame mother, 300-pound Aesha, to make sure she didn’t roll over or otherwise harm the cubs.

“They are in excellent condition,” McMillan said. “The mother is a very gentle animal.”

There are no white tigers left in the wild, he said. There are about 60 in captivity worldwide.

The cubs will join their 3-year-old parents at Splendid China, a theme park near Disney World.



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