Siegfried, Roy Adopt Tiger Cubs

Five new arrivals will help with Roy's recovery, says his partner
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 13, 2008 12:30 PM CDT
Roy Horn, of the illusionist team of Siegfried & Roy, kisses a 6-week-old white-striped tiger cub at his Las Vegas home Thursday, June 12, 2008.    (Louie Traub)
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(Newser) – Siegfried and Roy welcomed five new tiger cubs to their exotic habitat on the Las Vegas Strip yesterday. Siegfried Fischbacher said the new arrivals would be therapeutic for Roy Horn, who was partially paralyzed when a 380-pound white Bengal tiger sank his teeth into Horn's neck five years ago and crushed his windpipe. The two illusionists plan a one-night-only comeback in February.

"That gives him a reason to get up in the morning," Fischbacher said of his longtime partner, who did not answer questions but instead played with the cubs, even nibbling on one's ear.