White Tiger

Endangered species

About White Tiger

The White Tiger (also known as the White Bengal Tiger) is a subspecies of Tiger, found throughout the Indian subcontinent. Although the range of the White Tiger is historically very large, these animals are incredibly rare as their colouration is dependent on a defective, recessive gene that is passed on from their parents. Over the past couple of centuries the White Tiger has become even rarer in the wild due to trophy hunting or capture for the exotic pet trade, with there having been no recorded sightings of these elusive predators for the past 50 years.

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White Bengal Tiger Characteristics

White Bengal tigers are fully grown at 2 – 3 years of age. Male White Bengal tigers reach weights of 200 – 230 kilograms and up to 3 metres in length. The female White Bengal tigers weigh 130 – 170 kilograms and measure up to 2.5 metres long. White Bengal tigers have stripes all over their body. Their stripes are like fingerprints, no two are the same. The stripes are not only in the tigers fur, but are a pigmentation of the skin. White Bengal tigers have a white spot on the back of their ears which looks like an eye.

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Interesting fact about White tiger

  1. All White tigers have blue eyes
  2. Of the 5,000-7,400 tigers left,200 are white tigers
  3. They are good swimmers
  4. Night vision is 6x better than a humans
  5. In the last 100 years ,only 12 white tigers have been spotted in the wild
  6. The last seen white tiger in the wild was in 1959
  7. July 29th is Global Tiger Day
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White tigers are good swimmers

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