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  |   Oct. 6, 2011 at 6:00 AM
Zoo welcomes Sumatran tiger cubs

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- The Oklahoma City Zoo said four Sumatran tigers, among the rarest tigers in the world, were born at the facility and will go on display.

The zoo said the cubs, one male and three females, were born July 9 to first-time parents Suriya and Raguno. It marked the first time Sumatran tigers have been born at the zoo.

Alan Varsik, assistant zoo director, said officials waited to announce the births until they were ready to go on display, The Oklahoman reported Wednesday.

"People would want to come here to see them, and we wouldn't want to disappoint," he said.

Officials said there are only 71 Sumatran tigers alive in captivity and only 230 are known to be alive in the wild.

They said the cubs will be on display daily at the zoo from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.


Couple exchange vows for 100th time

HONOLULU, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A Tennessee couple who married in 1984 have made it into Guinness World Records by exchanging their vows for the 100th time.

Lauren and David Blair, ages 60 and 58, said they first exchanged vows in 1984 in Topanga Canyon, Calif., and they have since renewed their vows 99 times, with the most recent being Sunday in Honolulu, Guinness World Records said.

The couple said each of their ceremonies has taken place in a different location.

"We were both in long-term relationships in the past that didn't work out," Lauren Blair said. "We knew we were meant for each other and wanted to continually share that vow experience. I love to look into David's eyes as he is repeating his vows. I know that this man will love me until the day I die. Of course, David will tell you that he does it for the honeymoons!"


Pantsless man, 18, arrested at messy home

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut said they arrested a man whose mother called 911 to report he was swearing at her during an argument about his messiness.

Investigators said a 54-year-old Stamford woman called police Sunday night and reported her son, Luis Perez, 18, had started shouting profanities at her during an argument about his refusal to clean up the home, The Stamford Advocate reported Wednesday.

The mother told police she works 12-hour days as a nanny and the house is clean when she leaves for work in the morning. She said the house is messy by the time she returns and Perez often has friends she does not know at the home when she arrives.

Police said they went into Perez's room and found him talking on his cellphone under his blankets. They said he refused to put on pants and come speak with his mother.

Sgt. Simon Blanc said Perez told the officers he was in his "drawers" and "he has rights."

Perez was uncooperative with police and hostile toward his mother, police said. He was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge.


World's shortest cat is 6 inches tall

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Guinness World Records says a Munchkin Cat from California measuring only 6 inches tall has been certified as the world's Shortest Living Cat.

The record-keeping organization marked Tuesday's World Animal Day by certifying 3-year-old Fizz Girl, owned by Tiffani Kjeldergaard of Southern California, as the feline with the shortest stature in the world.

Fizz Girl is a Munchkin Cat, a breed known for its unusually short legs.

Kjeldergaard said she has bred Munchkin Cats for years, but Fizz Girl is by far the shortest.

"Fizzgirl knows that she's short, but she has no problems climbing and getting to the highest places in the house," she said.

The previous record holder, a Himalayan/Siamese mix named Itse Bitse, measured 3.75 inches tall, but later went missing.

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