Rare white tigers on show in HCMC

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A Rare Bengal tiger exhibit, Vietnam’s only such attraction, opened at Ho Chi Minh City’s Saigon Thao Cam Vien Zoo from on Sunday.

Named Lem and Luoc, the two-year-old tigers (Panthera tigris tigris) have dark brown stripes against heir snow-white coats.

The 100-kilogram cats were brought from Elmavale Jungle Zoo in Canada last December and are now living in a 300-square-meter-plus area at the country’s largest zoo.

The big cats appeared rather friendly on their first day and liked playing and soaking in water.

It is estimated that around 2,300 tigers Bengal tigers are currently living in the world, mainly in India, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Most of them are kept at zoos.

Reported by Mai Vong

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