Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tigers Not Keen on White-Shoebrigade

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Tigers Not Keen on White-Shoebrigade

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Byline: MEGAN MACKANDER

TELEVISION funny man Rove McManus has a hot tip for Australia Zoo visitors looking to cuddle with the new tiger cubs.

"If you want to get their attention, wearing white shoes is the way to do it," he said.

The playful three-month-old pair of Sumatran tigers, the first born at the Beerwah zoo, took a playful swat at Rove when he visited this week.

Yesterday on annual Steve Irwin Day, Rove decided to don black shoes instead.

Now the cheeky felines have a name to match their playful personalities.

In front of a crowd of zoo visitors, Bindi and Robert Irwin unveiled the names of the tiger cubs, which were chosen from thousands of entries in a competition.

"The name of this tiger is Clarence, which is really cool because Clarence is actually my middle name," Robert said.

"I think he suits his name, Clarence the tiger," Bindi said.

The Irwins worked through the huge selection of submitted names, but they eventually settled on Hunter for the second playful cub. …

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