Video: Extremely rare white tiger cubs filmed receiving vaccinations in Hungarian zoo

There are believed to be only 200 white tigers left in the wild

Jack Simpson
Monday 23 March 2015 14:18
One of the baby white tigers before getting vaccinated (ITN)
One of the baby white tigers before getting vaccinated (ITN)

Two extremely rare White Bengal Tiger cubs have been filmed receiving their first vaccinations at a zoo in Hungary.

The footage that was taken on Friday and was the first time two tiger’s had been filmed after being born at the Gyor Zoo in western Hungary two months ago.

The two tigers were removed from their mother days after their birth, when she refused to take care of her new-borns.

Since then they have been almost exclusively raised by staff at the zoo.

Despite being abandoned by their mother, the doctor said the two cubs are developing well.

A couple of lucky zoo guests got the chance to watch the two tigers that have yet to appear in front of the public.

When they do however, the rare animals are expected to be the main draw at the Gyor zoo.

The Indian Tiger Welfare Society claims that the white Bengal Tiger is extinct in the wild, with only 200 estimated to be left in the world.

To get an idea of just how rare these tigers are, there have only been 12 spotted in India in the last century.

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