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  • Take a look at the Endangered White Tigers - Concelho de Macau

At the Macau Tower there is the Exhibition of Twin Tiger Cubs from September 30, 2005 to March 31, 2006. The tigers are from the PanYu XiangJiang Safari Park in Guangzho and they are there to create public awareness of animal conservation. Viewing comes free when you buy "Package B" ticket.

The White Tiger Exhibition is comprised of three sections: "The Tiger Embassy" which imitates their natural habitat, the "White Tiger Trivia" that gives facts about the white tigers and the "White Tiger Souvenir Shop".

Info from Macao Tower Press Release:

A specimen highly respected in Chinese Culture. White Tigers are magnificent creatures of spectacular beauty. It is one of the most endangered species in the world with an estimated 500 in existence. White tigers are not found in the wild nowadays and are only seen in zoos. There are approximately 200 snowy tigers in China and they are all officially protected. Back in the Han Dynasty, they were honored as sacred animals that only appeared as an emblem of an emperor's merit. To ancient Chinese, the intelligent white tiger, together with green dragon, red bird and black reptile, formed the celebrated "phenomenal four", with white tiger revered as the god of the West.

Website: http://www.macautower.com.mo/eng/press/20050930.asp

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2006
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