- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WYLIE, Texas (AP) - A rare white tiger born at an exotic animal sanctuary near Dallas has been named for a Dark Side villain in “Stars Wars.”

Angela Culver with In-Sync Exotics in Wylie said Tuesday that the cub born March 6 has been named Kylo Ren (KY’-loh ren) and he’s “pretty adorable.” She says sanctuary owner Vicky Keahey (KAY’-hee) is a “Star Wars” fan.

The cub’s parents, Assad and Zahra, were rescued Jan. 18 from an undisclosed location in Texas. Culver says the 280-pound tigers were kept by someone without proper paperwork, so sanctuary officials worked with the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department to provide a new home for the big cats.

Culver says the cub will eventually be on display at In-Sync Exotics, a nonprofit dedicated to neglected and abused exotic felines.

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