A tremendously rare white tiger was born in a Nicaraguan zoo. The cute little cub named Nieve. It means “snow” in the Spanish language. The cub was born less than a week ago. Sadly, the cute cub’s mother – a black and yellow Bengal tiger, refused it in a little while after birth. The tiger mother is a rescued circus tiger. According to the zoo’s representative, the tiger mother could not produce milk for the little white tiger baby. Unfortunately, it commonly happens to a wild animal preserved in captivity to lose its parental instincts.
Luckily for the Nieve, its aid came from the zoo chief’s wife. She was more than glad to hand-feed and better take care of such a cute creature. The adorable cub is the first white tiger born in a Central American country, weighed around 2 pounds at birth, according to the zoo’s administrator Eduardo Sacasa.
White tigers are not an independent tiger species and they only live in captivity as an outcome of an inactive gene carried by their parents, which are Bengal tigers. According to Minnesota Wildcat Sanctuary, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) calls them “a genetic anomaly” with no specific known to live in the wild. Nieve’s parents are yellow and black Bengali tigers. But evidently, it inherited that gene from its tiger grandfather.
Marina Arguello, the Nicaragua zoo chief’s wife said she will better take care of the adorable cub until it will be strong enough to feed itself. Until then, Marina Arguello will have a pretty hard job to do. “Adorable little cub has not lost her desire, she said. “Every 3hours if little cub does not get the milk, she screams”