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?