PRESSMEN MET THE NEWEST ARRIVALS TO THE WORLD'S WHITE TIGER POPULATION IN A PHOTOCALL AT NEW DELHI'S ZOO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).
Board outside the enclosures of White tigers in Delhi zoo.
LV of white tiger RAJA (father of the newly born 3 cubs) pacing up and down outside the cage of mother and cubs.
two more shots of RANI in cage.
LV RANI, mother of the three cubs, pacing up and down the cage.
more shots of RANI in cage.
MV AN CV Raja in the enclosure outside the cage of Rani.
One 14 day old tiger cub brought out by keeper and placed.
Various MVs and CVs of the white tiger cub.
CV cub..mother comes and licks (in BCV only)
Cub put back in the cage.
Photographers shooting pictures.
Various shots of eager onlookers peeping through hole in the wall to have a look at the cubs and mother inside their room.
Various shots of Raja strolling up and down the enclosure.
LV and MVs of another tigeress..RADHA (she too is potential white producer) strolling up and down the enclosure.
Several different shots of RANI with her three cubs inside the cage.
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Background: PRESSMEN MET THE NEWEST ARRIVALS TO THE WORLD'S WHITE TIGER POPULATION IN A PHOTOCALL AT NEW DELHI'S ZOO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).
THERE ARE A TOTAL OF 18 WHITE TIGERS AT PRESENT IN INDIA AND NEW DELHI HAS 11 OF THESE. THE REMAINING FIVE OF WHAT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE ENTIRE WORLD WHITE TIGER POPULATION HAVE BEEN SETTLED IN ZOOS IN THE UNITED STATES AND BRITAIN.
THIS LATEST LITTER, FATHERED BY RAJA, IS RANI'S FIFTH. IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS SHE HAS GIVEN BIRTH TO 14 WHITE CUBS BUT ONLY HALF OF THEM HAVE SURVIVED.
IN THE PAST RANI HAS NOT HAD A VERY GOOD RECORD AS A MOTHER, THE LAST LITTER HAD TO BE HAND-FED, BUT SO FAR HER PRESENT LITTER IS REPORTED TO BE DOING WELL.