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Mirage welcomes tiger cubs

13 June 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The Mirage today welcomed its newest addition to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat -- six-week-old white, white-striped and golden tiger cubs. The public will get its first chance to see these rare and adorable cubs in a special nursery created for them in the Secret Garden Friday, June 13, 2008, which happens to be Siegfried's 69th birthday.

"We are delighted to welcome these cubs to their new home at the Secret Garden," said Scott Sibella, President of The Mirage. "They make a wonderful addition to Siegfried & Roy's animal family."

Roy said, "While we no longer perform nightly, our conservation efforts to save and care for these magnificent creatures are part of our daily life. These new cubs are a gift from the universe and it brings us great joy to share them with the world."

"I am honored that our tigers will go on exhibit for my birthday and just in time for Father's Day weekend," said Siegfried.

Plans to involve Clark County School District students in the naming of a cub will be announced in the form of a contest at a later date.

About Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage:

The Mirage is home to Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. While providing enjoyment for guests, the habitats also serve as educational centers for guests and school children in the community.

Since opening in 1997, the Secret Garden reveals Siegfried & Roy's most cherished and well-guarded secret: the world's most exotic animals can live side by side with one another and with mankind. Through the Secret Garden, Siegfried & Roy seek to renew the public's sense of responsibility to preserve nature. The haven represents what is possible when humans and animals work, play and share their lives together. Rare exotic animals reside within the Secret Garden: the Royal White Tigers of Nevada, the White Lions of Timbavati, gold heterozygous tigers carrying the gold and white gene, Africa and Asian leopards, a black panther and a snow leopard.

Hours of operation for Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Last ticket sales are one half hour prior to closing. Hours of operation are subject to change.

The Mirage, a AAA Four Diamond Polynesian paradise, opened in November 1989, setting a new standard of hotel excellence for Las Vegas and sparking a transformation that made Las Vegas one of the world's most popular resort destinations. The Mirage is a subsidiary of MGM MIRAGE (NYSE: MGM - News).

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