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Rare white tigers born at Czech zoo

2012-09-05 03:53:14 GMT2012-09-05 11:53:14(Beijing Time)

A rare white Indian tiger cub plays with its mother Surya Bara at a zoo in the city of Liberec, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The cubs, two boys and a girl, arrived in July. According to the Daily Mail newspaper, only one out of every 10,000 Bengal tigers have the dramatic coloring. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The zoo has staged a contest to name one of the boys. Zoo employees will name the others. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The cubs will be baptized this week, the paper reports. Male Bengal tigers can grow to 500 pounds, females up to 375 pounds, and they can measure eight feet long. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

White tigers don't live long in the wild, in part because their white coats stand out. In the past century, only 12 have been seen in the wild, according to the Daily Mail. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

At the zoo, their life expectancy is close to 20 years. Here, one of the cubs cuddles with mom. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Rare white Indian tiger triplets were born at a zoo in Liberec, Czech Republic, in July, and went on public view on Sept. 3.



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