A white tiger cub has been found abandoned on a road near the main road greece zoothe Attica Zoological Park, located near Athens, said Wednesday.
This four-month-old female, found under a garbage can, His hind legs were paralysed.added the same source.
“Nobody knows where it comes from or how it got there,” said the park’s founder Jean-Jacques Lesueur to the Greek newspaper Proto Thema, adding that they probably abandoned it on Monday.
“This in a been terrible“, He added.
The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) describes white tigers as a “genetic anomaly”.
They have a genetic mutation that gives them white fur with black stripes. They are often the product of inbreeding, which exposes them to a multitude of health problems at birth.
The Zoological Park of Attica it is home to more than 2,000 animals of 290 different species.
Experts have indicated this is the first time who find one of these animals abandoned, as what they usually save the most are puppies, kittens or turtles.
“We have had several cases of abandoned animals, but in general they are abandoned pets: puppies, kittens, turtles… but a tiger? Neverthey said.
The vets indicated that the white tiger cub was most likely fed an inadequate diet which caused him to be deficient in vitamins and minerals, making his bones extremely brittle.
They also found that in one of the the hind legs buried a metal pin in it. In light of these acts, international wildlife and animal welfare organizations have approached the zoo for help.
After examining the security cameras, the authorities discovered that a car drove up to the rubbish bins around midnight, so the Athens authorities are already tracing the number plates but have not yet found the culprits.
Lesueur said if the tiger survives, will have to be moved to a sanctuaryas the zoo has no other such animals.
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