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They try to save a white tigress who was thrown in the trash at the gate of a zoo: she is paralyzed


She is a four month old puppy. They are looking for the perpetrators of the brutal case of animal abuse.

A white tiger cub was found abandoned on a street near

Greece's main zoo

, the Attica Zoological Park near Athens said on Wednesday.

This four-month-old female, who was discovered under a garbage can,

had her hind legs paralyzed

, the same source added.


Nobody knows where it came from

or how it got there," park founder

Jean Jacques Lesueur

told the Greek daily Proto Thema, adding that it was probably abandoned on Monday.

A veterinarian at Athens' Attica Zoological Park checks on the white tigress, who is fighting for her life.

Photo: Reuters

"He's in a

terrible state

," he added.

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) describes white tigers as a

"genetic anomaly".

They have a genetic mutation that gives them white fur with black stripes.

Often they are the product of consanguinity, which exposes them to a multitude of health problems at birth.

The vets try to revive the puppy by having her play with stuffed animals.

Photo: Reuters

The Attica Zoological Park

is home to more than 2,000 animals

of 290 different species.

The experts indicated that

it is the first time

that they have found one of these animals abandoned, since usually what they rescue the most are puppies, kittens or turtles.

“We had several cases of abandoned animals, but usually they are abandoned pets: puppies, kittens, turtles…

but a tiger?


, ”they said.

In the hind legs of the tigress they found a metal pin stuck that infected the entire area.

Photo: Reuters

The veterinarians indicated that the white tiger cub was most likely

fed an inadequate diet

that caused it to be deficient in vitamins and minerals, making its bones extremely fragile.

They also found that a metal pin was buried

in one of its hind legs


Given these acts, international wildlife and animal welfare organizations contacted the zoo to help.

The animal is being subjected to all kinds of studies.

Specialists are cautious when it comes to saying if he will survive.

Photo: Reuters

After reviewing the security cameras, the authorities found that a car approached the garbage containers around midnight, so the Athens authorities are already tracking the license plates but have not yet found the culprits.

Lesueur said that if the tiger survives,

it will have to be relocated to a sanctuary

, as the zoo has no other such animals.

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