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08/08/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Rare White Bengal Tiger Cub Born

An extremely rare white Bengal tiger cub has been discovered at a South African conservation center near Cape Town, according to the Daily Mail.

The tiger cub is one of just twenty white tigers in the world today who do not have the distinctive tiger's stripes in their coat.

The cub, Fareeda, was born on Christmas Day, but keepers had to wait for her to grow to judge whether or not she was really without stripes, reports the Xinhua News Agency.

Fareeda's keeper, Odetter Claasen, was quoted in the Daily Mail saying, "She has a lovely nature and loves playing with her brothers and sisters, although she has nipped me a few times when she wants a feed."

White Bengal tigers used to inhabit Northern India before dying out in the region, and now is only foud in captivity.

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