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A 7-year-old white tiger sits with one of her cubs at Tobu Zoo in Miyashiro, near Tokyo. Four newborn white tiger cubs made their first public appearance at the zoo.

.Tigers cannot purr. To show happiness, tigers squint or close their eyes. This is because losing vision lowers defense, so tigers (and many other cats) only purposefully do so when they feel comfortable and safe

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Cuddly tiger cub goofs around with mom

We can't get enough of this little goober's antics... though mom is clearly not impressed ;) (Photo: Luis Robayo/AFP/Getty Images)