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Siegfried and Roy welcome new tiger cubs to Vegas habitat

June 13, 2008

Siegfried and Roy might want to move the good furniture into storage for a while.

The famed illusionists welcomed five new tiger cubs to their exotic habitat on the Las Vegas Strip on Thursday, a move Siegfried Fischbacher said would be therapeutic for Roy Horn, who was critically injured when he was mauled by a 380-pound white Bengal tiger onstage in 2003.

“That gives him a reason to get up in the morning,” Fischbacher said.

Horn did not answer questions from reporters but played with the small tigers, holding them for the cameras, kissing them and nibbling on one’s small ear. The playful, 15-pound, 6-week old cubs were brought to Las Vegas three weeks ago to be part of the longtime duo’s animal breeding program.

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