White Tiger by Emily Lassam
White tigers are a fascinating and captivating animal that has white and black fur that appears stripped. When they were out in the wild they could be found in the Indian subcontinent.
They have adapted physically overtime in the following ways: they have long and sharp claws and teeth, an incredibly fast past (up to 96km per hour) and they are strong and powerful. They are up to three meters long and from 140 kg to 300kg in weight. Although many humans admire their rare beauty it is a clear disadvantaged as they have a genetic disease called ‘leucism’ that prevents them from camouflaging.
White tigers could be found in dense jungles and mangrove swamp before they were taken into conservation in many zoos around the world to protect them from their lack of camoflauging. The dense jungle is hard to inhale in as well as it is hot and humid and the swamp has lots of trees as they can survive in both salt and fresh water. They have many prey including deer, wild boar, cattle and goats. We sadly, are their predator.
They have an average litter size of three cubs. The cub or cubs is in the female’s stomach for 103 days. Baby cubs have six months to a year of feeding from their mother. When the tiger went hunting they leave behind their cubs or cub for safety in a den.
Some of their behaviour adaptations are: they have incredibly good hearing, they have amazing and helpful eye sight and they hunt alone to help them sneak up on their prey.
They are endangered and they stay in the zoo because of their scarcity to camouflage.
Overall, the white tiger is a beautiful creature that is seen as perfect but it needs your support to help keep these beautiful and deserving animals alive. Do you have the will power?