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What are facts about white Bengal tigers?

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December 30, 2013 8:02AM
  • Bengal tigers - whether white or 'normal' - are predators and carnivores.
  • Interestingly, their stripes are not in their fur, but in their skin.
  • Like a person's fingerprints, the stripes are completely unique, with no two white Bengal tigers having identical stripes.
  • Their scientific name is Panthera tigris.
  • They are found on the Indian subcontinent, in Asia.
  • Their natural diet is wild boar, deer, goats and water buffalo.
  • The average weight of the male of the species is 200-230 kg, while the female averages 130-170 kg.
  • Males may grow to a length of 3 metres, while females grow to 2.5m in length.
  • On the back of the ears is a white spot which resembles eyes.