Three white tigers were born at a Polish zoo on Thursday, just days after the private facility welcomed another rare litter of four white lion cubs.
Born Sunday, the lions joined an already large family numbering parents Azira and Sahim and their eight other children.
“We’ve expanded the global population by 15 percent,” owner Andrzej Pabich said of the white lions raised at his zoo in the central village of Borysew.
“The selection process is a lot of work, then we have to choose the right food and create the right environment to have this many offspring,” he told AFP.
White lions and tigers are both extremely rare, numbering only a few hundred worldwide, and owe their appearance to a recessive gene. They are not albino.