Argentinas new tigers are a triple treat A three month old white Bengal female tiger cub looks around her enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina
Argentinas new tigers are a triple treat
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Argentinas Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers. They are Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude.

The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white coats. The male is nearly pure white.

Zoo veterinarian Guillermo Weimeyer says they were born three months ago. They are already eating more than two pounds of meat a day.

This is the second set of cubs for the mother, Cleo, and father, Rhiano. Their first brood was taken to other zoos, and these cubs will likely leave as well.

A naming contest among children who visit the zoo has already begun.

Critical thinking challenge: Why is the zoo holding a naming contest instead of naming the cubs themselves? How does the zoo benefit from the contest?

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COMMENTS (166)
  • BaileyD-1
    4/16/2014 - 08:50 p.m.

    Triplet white Bengal tigers have been born at Argentinas Buenos Aires Zoo. Their names are to. E chosen by the kids that attended the zoo and a consist has already started. This is the second liter of cubs the parents have had and this set is probable to leave this zoo just like the others. I love giant cats and i think its a wonderful thing that they are reproducing. This just makes more and more of ese majestic creatures.

  • TessaD-1
    4/16/2014 - 09:26 p.m.

    Argentina just got a knew set of triplet tiger cubs. The girls have black stripes and the boy almost pure white. They are eating more than two pounds of meat a day already. They are the second set of cubs from the same parents. If you go to the zoo you can enter in a contest to pick the names of the cubs. I think that these cubs are adorable. I would definitely enter in the contest.

  • susannala-Tay
    4/16/2014 - 10:22 p.m.

    I think it's soo adorable that a brood of white tigers were born. It's cute that they were born with different colors since their white tigers. I think it's amazing how their only three months old and are already eating two pounds of meat a day.

  • JordanMc-2
    4/16/2014 - 11:29 p.m.

    In this article it talks about an Argentina Bueno's Aires Zoo is showing off its latest white tigers.
    The Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude.The two females have prominent black stripes,and the male is nearly white.The veterinarian says they were born 3-moths-ago.They
    eat meat more than two pounds a day.This is the second set of cubs for the mother and father.Their
    first litter were taken away to other zoo's,and these cubs will likely leave to.A naming contest will
    be held at the zoo for people who come.I think its a great idea for people to name them it will give
    them a Chance of a lifetime.

  • KyleS-3
    4/16/2014 - 11:48 p.m.

    Argentinas Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers. They are Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. Zoo veterinarian Guillermo Weimeyer says they were born three months ago. This is the second set of cubs for the mother, Cleo, and father, Rhiano. Their first brood was taken to other zoos, and these cubs will likely leave as well. These newborn tigers are probably sad that they will have to go to another zoo and won't be able to see their parents. I think that they should leave them with their parents because it is not fair to the tigers to be taken away from their parents at such a young age.

  • ayannalangkilde
    4/17/2014 - 10:39 a.m.

    I think that this is great.Most of the tigers are now being hunted for there fur.But now they have a new species.The species(if protected)could produce a whole new population and save the tigers species.i really support this

  • LiamC-4
    4/17/2014 - 10:48 a.m.

    This article is about the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina and their new additions. They have just received triplets! These triplets are amazing white tigers with stunning blue eyes. The Tigers are Bengal tigers with two females and one male. These tigers are likely to leave this zoo as did their sisters and brothers. The names of these tigers are being decided in a voting by the kids visiting the zoo. I think that this is very cool how the tigers are so white and have such amazing eyes. I wish that I could see these tigers close up and in real life.

  • dante lewis
    4/17/2014 - 10:59 a.m.

    Argentinas Buenos Aires Zoo is showing off its latest brood of white tigers. They are Bengal triplets with piercing blue eyes and a playful attitude. The two female cubs have prominent black stripes and tawny white coats. The male is nearly pure white.This is the second set of cubs for the mother, Cleo, and father, Rhiano. Their first brood was taken to other zoos, and these cubs will likely leave as well. All of this info to me means that i love animals essesaly the tiger even though i am more of a dog person.

  • jojogarcia
    4/17/2014 - 11:05 a.m.

    I think the zoo is having a naming contest because they want the public to name the cubs because they are having a hard time coming up with good names for the cubs or they just don;t want to name the cubs.

  • kaylaVa
    4/17/2014 - 01:44 p.m.

    Awe! That cub is so adorable and I think that it is good that they were born. I think that we need more white tigers in the world and I think that its good that they are going to other zoos to so many more people are going to be to see them .

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