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Austrian zoo names rare white tiger cub after President Obama

All presidents get buildings, airports, and other locations named after them but this is probably the cutest namesake.
By Aileen Graef   |   May 27, 2014 at 1:33 PM   |   Comments

VIENNA, May 27 (UPI) -- One of the five white tigers cubs at the White Zoo in Austria has been named after President Barack Obama.

Obama is the only male in the little and is brother of Lila, Lulu, Lela and Lali. It is extremely rare for white tigers to giver birth to a litter of this size. Herbert Eder, the owner of Kernof zoo where the tigers were born told the press of his excitement.

"It was like, I am the father! Because it was so great we couldn't believe it [at] first. We had four cubs and two hours later the fifth was coming. And then we were really happy because all cubs were moving, were running to their mother, drank milk in the first five hours. And now you see we have very great wonderful white tigers," said Eder.

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