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The Mirage Welcomes 7-Week-Old Tiger Cubs to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat

August 16, 2010

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — The Mirage introduced its newest additions, two 7-week-old, white-striped tiger cubs, to Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat this week. Guests can see these rare and adorable cubs in a special nursery created just for them.

The sibling brothers, Mohan and Majestic, were born June 22 and weighed approximately two pounds each at birth. Their mother and father, part of Siegfried & Roy’s breeding program, are carriers of the rare recessive gene necessary to produce white offspring. The cubs were brought to the Secret Garden in an effort to support Siegfried & Roy’s never-ending quest of conservation and their lifelong dedication to saving these magnificent white tigers for future generations of mankind to enjoy and cherish.

“Mohan and Majestic, our newest ‘Ambassadors of Conservation,’ play an important role in helping us achieve our goal to preserve and protect these rare and beautiful animals,” Roy said. “We can’t stress enough the importance of maintaining strong genetic lines, and these cubs add new, established genetic markers to our collaborative breeding efforts. We are pleased to share these magical creatures with the world.”

Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage is an exotic, enchanting world where guests come face to face with the Royal White Tigers of Nevada, the White Lions of Timbavati, gold heterozygous tigers, leopards, panthers and a family of Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.

Daily nursery hours for the tiger cubs are 11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and are subject to change. Admission prices are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 4 – 12. Children three and under are free. For additional information and hours of operation, visit www.mirage.com or call (702) 791-7188.

SOURCE MGM Resorts International


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