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Your morning adorable: White tiger cub in Germany's Aschersleben Zoo

June 5, 2009 | 11:40 am

A white tiger cub in the eastern German town of Aschersleben

Germany's Aschersleben Zoo is home to more than 100 animal species, but arguably the most exotic of its residents is this 2-month-old white tiger cub.  

White tigers have a genetic condition that affects the pigment in their fur -- well, most of their fur.  They do have stripes, although some "pure white" tigers' stripes are so light-colored as to virtually disappear. Contrary to common belief, however, they're not albinos (an albino tiger wouldn't have stripes at all).

More photos of the cub after the jump!

A white tiger cub in the eastern German town of Aschersleben

A white tiger cub in the eastern German town of Aschersleben

A white tiger cub in the eastern German town of Aschersleben

A white tiger cub in the eastern German town of Aschersleben

A white tiger cub in the eastern German town of Aschersleben

A white tiger cub in the eastern German town of Aschersleben

--Lindsay Barnett

Photos: Jens Schlueter/AFP/Getty Images

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