Wild animals are majestic and breathtaking for so a multitude of reasons. When adults and children visit a zoo, it never fails that the collective favorites are the lions and the tigers. There's just something so magical about the larger-than-life jungle cats that cause everyone to stare in wide-eyed amazement.
When an animal gives birth at a zoo, the zookeepers and guests alike rejoice over the newest addition to the animal family! I mean, is there anything as precious as a little, teeny tiny newborn animal? Sometimes, the news of a birth gives everyone even bigger reasons to rejoice.
At an animal sanctuary called Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina, an animal in their care gave birth, drawing worldwide attention. In the sanctuary lives a white lion and a white tiger. Both species are incredibly magnificent to behold! Folks from far and wide come to see these rare jungle cats on a daily basis.
There are roughly only 300 hundred white lions and about 1,200 white tigers currently in the world. When the zookeepers discovered that the female was pregnant, they were astounded by the occurrence. The moment she gave birth, there was an even bigger surprise!
Who would have thought that a lion and a tiger would be capable of breeding together? She gave birth to four male cubs named Odlin, Samson, Yeti, and Apollo. Their appearance is what we only could have imagined in our wildest dreams.
While the entire litter has the bright, white fur of their parents, they also have the faint stripes that are iconic to tigers. This hybrid breed has earned the names of Tigon and Liger. We can't decide which name we think is more suitable for these sweet babies!
Check out the adorable fur balls on the following page. They are seriously too cute for words!
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