Officials said the birth of the white cubs was a blessing for the zoo as well as for local and foreign visitors.

The cubs, the second litter since the tiger couple were brought to the zoo, were named Padma, Meghna, Sangu, and Halda. They are all in perfect health.

Zoo authorities said they are committed to taking good care of them and attending to their needs.

The zoo’s staff had already carried out all the necessary work to give the zoo a facelift as well, amid the rush of visitors.

With Raj, Pori and their pride including the white cubs, the zoo has seen a revival and is attracting more tourists and animal lovers.

“I saw four white tiger cubs here and I really liked them,” Alicha, a visitor to the zoo, told Xinhua recently.

Alicha, who uses a single name, said, “They are so cute.”

She said she came to the zoo with her family members mainly to see the white cubs.

Many visitors can be seen walking around the outside of the enclosure of the tiger cubs, as the little cubs play with their mother.

Doctor Shahadat Hossain Shubo is the deputy curator of the zoo. He said the first white tiger was born here in 2018 and is now four years old.

Following that, four more white tiger cubs were born this year, he added.

“Including these four, we have a total of five white tigers. All five white tigers are in good health,” said Shubo.

He said, “In our breeding program here we monitor the tigers separately from birth and when we know that they (tigers) are in prime condition for mating, we mate them and then keep the female tiger in a separate enclosure.”

“Then we can monitor the mother tiger’s pregnancy and be ready for when she gives birth,” he said.

“Only one white tiger is born in every 10,000, so now many people come to see the white tigers,” he added.

“The white tiger cubs are beautiful. Naturally, we watch them closely, so that they don’t get into any kind of trouble,” said Shubo.

Shubo said they monitor them closely so that people do not disturb them and they get proper food and remain healthy.

“When the COVID-9 pandemic fully eases and tourism returns to normal in the world, we will invite tourists from all over the world, including China, to come and visit the zoo,” said the zoo official.

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