Saturday, August 4, 2007

Double-Trouble: Tiger gives birth to twin cubs - one yellow and one white

Cubs Jinliang and Yinshuai aren't any ordinary twins.
Workers at Tianjin Zoo, China were shocked when the pair was born - because they arrived into the world in completely different colors - yellow and white.
The furry feline's mother Meimei was a mixed blood tiger - and each of her off spring has unusually inherited each of her different colors.
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Zoo workers were stunned when Jinliang (left) and Yinshuai were born with two entirely different colors
The yellow cub has the hue of a common Bengali tiger - but the animal genetics would make the birth of his white brother virtually impossible.
The twins were born on May 31st.
The Bengali tiger is the most common tiger subspecies and is the national animal of both Bangladesh and India.
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The twins play with their mother Memei

The cub’s difference is due to an extremely rare gene defect

More the Merrier

It's a girl - again - for the Duggars. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar welcomed their 17th child, and seventh daughter, into the world on Thursday. Jennifer Danielle was born at 10:01 a.m. at Saint Mary's Hospital in Rogers, Ark., the Duggars said in an interview. Jennifer weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and arrived five days after Michelle's due date. Less than 30 minutes after giving birth, the Duggars already were talking of having more. "We'd love to have more," Michelle said, adding that the girls are outnumbered seven to 10 in the family. "We love the ruffles and lace."Jennifer joins the fast-growing Duggar brood, who lives in Tontitown in a 7,000-square-foot home. All the children whose names start with the letter J are home-schooled. The oldest is 19 and the youngest, before Jennifer, is almost 2 years old.