White Tiger

Snow with Stripes

The White Tiger's Food Chain

White Tigers are carnivores and predators. Humans are their only predators. Their diet is deer, cattle, and wild boar.

The White Tiger's Habitat

The White Tiger is located in the Indian subcontinent and other countries near India. The terrian of the White Tiger is dense jungle, mangrove swamps, and tropical forests. White Tigers like the climate moist, dense, and tropical. Most White Tigers either live in caves or dens.

The White Tiger's Description

White Tigers are mammals. They have white fur with black, grey, or chocolate colored stripes that pattern their fur. When a White Tiger wants to say "hello" they make a sound called "chuff". They roar when they call out to the forest and growl when they're angry. In order for White Tigers to communicate with other animals they wag their tail. Something that distinguishes a regular Tiger from a White Tiger is that White Tigers have blue or green eyes and white fur.

White Tigers Adaptation

White Tigers can adapt for protection because they have sharp claws, jump far, are fast, and have powerful jaws. White Tigers have 30 teeth ranging from 2.5-3 inches long. Their beautiful blue eyes have outstanding eye vision allowing them to see at night as well as in daylight. One thing that is difficult for the White Tigers is that they cannot camaflague liken regular Tigers because their fur color is white and it's hard for that color to blend in with the jungle/forest.

Reasons Why White Tigers Are Endangered

The cause of White Tigers becoming endangered is because they are losing their habitat. The more human expansion grows the more the White Tigers population decreases. Humans are killing White Tigers for their beauty. Also more humans are destroying the White Tigers habitat for their own goods. Another reason White tigers are becoming endangered is because of their genetic inbreeding causing cub Tigers to have a birth defect or not make it. Chinese medicine is another reason for the Tigers endangernment. (www.animalport.com)

How To Save White Tigers

White Tigers are extremely rare in the wild. They aren't a species unto themselves, but a color mutation, or genetic condition in the tiger species. It just means that the pigment that normally gives them the orange coloring isn't present. Most have been killed by man and are living in captivity now. If some were discovered in the wild, the best thing that could be done to protect them, would be never to discuss the fact that they had been born, much less that they were living or where they were. They are too rare, and too many people would be tempted to profit from the sale of the information, if not try to poach the actual tiger themselves. The biggest reason why so many of them are in zoos and other captivity centers is that they don't have enough camoflauge to protect themselves from poachers unlike the orange tigers that can at least protect themselves a bit more than White Tigers.


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