Kenny Rogers

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  This white tiger’s name is Kenny; he has Down Syndrome. From what I’ve read, apparently the only way white tigers can be produced is through inbreeding – brothers and sisters. As a result, many white tiger cubs are born with genetic defects, and an estimate of only 1 in every 30 white cubs are ‘good looking’ enough to be displayed in public zoos or circuses; the rest are too mangled or deformed to be shown to the public, or they end up living very poor, very short lives. Kenny died in 2008, but he was cared for in a zoo that conserves endangered animals.

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