Rare White Tiger Quintuplets Doing Well

You've heard of twins, triplets...and maybe even quadruplets. But today we've got a story about a rare group of quintuplets! A quintuplet is defined as a combination of five of a kind.

A set of rare white tiger quintuplets born in China in October are doing well. These are the five cubs at home in the Yunnan Wild Animal Park.

Tigers usually give birth to just two or maybe three cubs. It's hard to believe these tikes are expected to grow to be up to nine-feet long and 200 to 250 pounds. White tigers are said to be rare in the wild because both parents must carry the unique gene that gives them their distinct color. There are now 37 white tigers living at the park.

Instructional Links

Website Article: WhoZoo, White Bengal Tiger

http://www.whozoo.org/students/deechh/bengal.htm

Website: Dionne Quints

http://www.cityofnorthbay.ca/QUINTS/DIGITIZE/Dqdpe.htm

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