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Siegfried & Roy welcome 3 snow-white lion cubs

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By The Associated Press
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 4:12 p.m.
 

LAS VEGAS — Magicians Siegfried & Roy are welcoming three new snowy white lion cubs to their Secret Garden habitat on the Las Vegas Strip.

The 14-week-old felines were born near Johannesburg, South Africa, and brought to the Mirage casino three weeks ago. They will be available for public viewing starting on Friday.

The cubs are named Freedom, Madiba and Timba-Masai, and have rare white coats after inheriting their parents' recessive genes. They are expected to weigh 500 pounds each when they reach their full size in two to four years.

Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn discontinued their magic stage show after a white tiger named Mantecore attacked Horn during a 2003 performance.

But they continue maintaining the Secret Garden zoo, which features white tigers and white lions.

 

 
 


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