Greece’s largest animal park said on Wednesday it had recovered a rare white tiger cub abandoned on a nearby street earlier this week.
Attica Zoological Park outside Athens said the four-month-old female cub, who was found under a rubbish bin near the site, was paralyzed from the waist down.
“No one knows where it came from or how it got here,” park founder Jean Jacques Lesueur told Proto Thema Daily, adding that the cat was likely abandoned on Monday.
“It’s in terrible shape,” he said.
Conservation group World Wildlife Fund (WWF) describes white tigers as “a genetic abnormality”, none of which are known to exist in the wild.
They are often the result of inbreeding, which exposes them to numerous health problems at birth.
The park says it is home to more than 2,000 animals from 290 different species.
It drew criticism last year after an alpha male chimpanzee escaped from its enclosure during working hours and was later shot dead on public safety grounds.
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