February 11, 2007 |
The Buenos Aires Zoo has been swamped with thousands of suggested names for three rare white tiger cubs that have made their public debut in the last week. The cubs -- two females and a male -- were born Dec. 23 Conde and Bety at the Argentine capital zoo. The three siblings have been romping in the grass of their outdoor pen, to the delight of schoolchildren out for South America's summer vacation. "They're just so playful," Buenos Aires Zoo spokeswoman Florencia Presa said Friday.
July 31, 1986 |
Illusionists Siegfried and Roy, known for making elephants and tigers disappear, unveiled four newborn white tiger cubs and proclaimed their birth a first for Mother Nature. The four cubs, weighing about 10 pounds each, screeched, squirmed and squinted as the magicians showed off the hours-old quartet on Wednesday.
October 23, 1987 |
It couldn't have been a better summer for Robert Stuart Nathan, a former journalist who dared to follow his boyhood dream of becoming a novelist. "My picture was in People magazine," said the 39-year-old author unabashedly. "I always thought I would give my left thumb to be in People." Nathan's suspense novel, "The White Tiger" (Simon & Schuster), a book he had wanted to write for 23 years, came out late in the summer.
August 1, 2004 |
After escaping from the circus, a white tiger alarmed picnickers and motorists in New York City on what for him apparently was a calm, half-mile stroll through the urban jungle. The 450-pound animal, named Apollo, was safely coaxed back into his cage in Queens -- but not before the sight of him on the Jackie Robinson Parkway caused a multi-car accident. The Cole Bros. Circus was cited for creating an animal nuisance.
July 5, 1989 |
Hurray for the Red, White and Blue. A rare white tiger owned by illusionists Siegfried and Roy has given birth to three cubs in Osaka, Japan, where the entertainers are appearing. The tigress, Sitarra, has mothered 12 of the 17 white tigers born into the Siegfried and Roy collection, the largest privately owned collection of white tigers in the world. The new additions, born on the eve of the Fourth of July, will be named Red, White and Blue in honor of Independence Day.
March 26, 2014 |
The white tiger that gravely injured magician Roy Horn of Siegfried & Roy in what some called an attack and others said was an effort to save the performer's life has died. Mantecore, one of the big cats that shared the stage with Siegfried & Roy in thousands of shows at the Mirage in Las Vegas , died March 19 after a brief illness. He was 17. The tiger gained worldwide notoriety on Oct. 3, 2003, when he sank his teeth into Horn's neck and dragged him off the stage during a performance.