Three Bengal tigers born at Paraguay zoo

Three Bengal tigers were born at a zoo in the Paraguay capital Asuncion, its director said Tuesday.

The cute trio, born Friday, weigh between 1 and 1.5 kilos (2.2 to 3.3 pounds) and are doing well, Maris Llorens told reporters.

Their proud parents -- Turca and Kachima -- were taken in by the zoo last year after they were abandoned by a circus.

The cubs have yet to be named, and Paraguayans have been asked to submit suggestions.

According to Llorens, the birth of Bengal tigers in captivity is rare.


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