Jungle Island, South Florida’s popular zoological attraction which recently debuted plans for a multi-million dollar grand transformation, ihas announced the recent birth of two white tigers — each born weighing a little over three pounds.
With blue-gray eyes and white and brown stripes, the cubs already have melted the hearts of the animal specialists who are responsible for providing around-the-clock care for the attraction’s newest cuddly male and female residents.
“White tigers are truly fascinating creatures and their distinctive coloring always provides a draw for our guests,” said Jason Chatfield, vice president of zoological operations. “We are excited about the birth of the new cubs and feel they will make an excellent addition at Jungle Island.” White tigers, also referred as white Bengal tigers, date back to the 15th Century in Indian literature. Prized for their beauty, several were taken into captivity by royalty for breeding. A rare species, the white tigers are produced through a recessive gene inherited from both parents.
White tigers are found only in a handful of zoos and animal sanctuaries, and weigh on average between 500 and 600 pounds.
For more information, call 305-400-7000 or visit www.jungleisland.com.