(CBS News) White lion and Manchurian tiger cubs are bringing fun to children in a wildlife park in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.
The three white lion cubs are just more than a month old. Less than one kilogram when they were born, they are now over three kilograms. They play with each other everyday, attracting children visitors as the Children's Day is coming.
White lions are one of the most rarely seen animals. There are less than 100 wild white lions in the world.
The three white lion cubs have a playmate -- a manchurian tiger named "Xiao Hua". She is just days older than the white lion cubs, but looks bigger in appearance. She is around four kilograms in weight.
Xiao Hua lives next door to the white lion cubs. Though a month old, she is alert when strangers approach. According to the feeders, manchurian tigers are aggressive when they are three months old. They cannot attack others badly, but at least they have the awareness to attack.
The white lion cubs and the manchurian tiger cub are getting along well with each other, the feeders said.
As their mothers refuse to feed them, a dog was brought to the wildlife park by the staff members as their wet nurse.
As their mothers refuse to feed them, a dog was brought to the wildlife park by the staff members as their wet nurse. CBS News
When they are full, the feeders always massage their stomachs.
"I am helping them poop. They are too young. If they are with their mothers, their mothers would lick them everyday to stimulate them to poop, but their mothers are not here now, so I have to stimulate them with my hands to help them poop by themselves," said Li Deping, feeder of Hangzhou Wildlife Park.