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  Zoo celebrates birth of white tiger triplets
Updated 04 August 2003, 14.21
The tiger cubs are very rare
A Chinese zoo is celebrating after three very rare white tiger cubs were born there.

There are only around 200 of the white tigers left in the world, so it's a big deal whenever any new ones are born.

The male cub and its two sisters were born a few days ago, and it's likely they'll spend most of their lives in zoos.

Their mum and dad live in the zoo together
Their mum and dad live in the zoo together
That's because they've got white fur instead of the more traditional orange and black stripes, making them much easier to spot in the wild.

The Harbin Zoo brought the cubs' parents from zoos in Sweden and Italy in 2000, and they've now had three sets of cubs.

Only one white tiger has even been found in the wild, back in 1951 in an Indian forest, and all the others born since are part of his giant family.

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