White Tigers

Beautiful, but misunderstood, white tigers are really just genetically flawed Bengal tigers. Extremely rare in the wild, they can appear in a litter with normal colored siblings. Those in captivity often suffer from inbreeding abnormalities.

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What do white tigers compete for?

White tigers (which are just a form of Bengal tigers) compete for various things such as food, territory and shelter, and mating competion. Fights that break out between males can become very violent, but sometimes when the female steps in and trys to choose she can easily overpower the male.

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What animals are afraid of white tigers?

White tigers are so rare in the wild to make it almost entirely pointless to save a special fear for White tigers. But White tigers are still tigers, and tigers can certainly be dangerous for several species of animals.

Tigers are one of the most dangerous animals on the planet so almost anything. Except other aggressive animals. tigers can even take down brown bears and crocodiles. however are often scared away by (venomous) snakes

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Are white tigers a genetic occurrence?

A white tiger is the result of a genetic mutation. The mutation is extremely rare in the wild, occurring in only about 1 in 10,000 births, and only in Bengal tigers. Because the absence of the usual orange coloration prevents a white tiger's ability to camouflage, white tigers born in the wild usually are killed by predators before reaching adulthood. The trait is recessive so both parents must have the gene, and pass it on, to result in a white tiger. White tigers are much more common in zoos. They are bred because of their popularity, but because the trait is recessive this usually results in inbreeding.

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When is white tiger going to be extinct?

White tigers were not extinct, but endangered.

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Is the white tiger a consumer or producer?

It is a consumer. It consumes other animals. A producer is a plant, or anything else that produces its' own food.

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What is the life span of a tiger?

On average tigers will live for 10 to 15 years out in the wild and 16 to 20 years in captivity.

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How are white tigers made?

White tigers are the same as normal tigers, their genes just had some type of mutation.

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How long do white tigers keep their babies?

6 months

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Does the symbol of the white tiger mean anything?

White tiger are rare species

It means that ur unique or that certain individual that it represents is one of a kind

It also means struggle cuz since its rare it has to endure to survive since most often die at an early age due to starvation

but i think it also represents individuality, uniqueness and of course strength. white tigers are my favorite =)

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Why is the white tiger endangered?

All tigers have been classified as endangered due to loss of habitat and illegal poaching to harvest pelts and body parts for Chinese medicine. The white tiger is not a species unto itself, so cannot be separately classed as endangered or any other listing. It is merely a genetic flaw of the Bengal tiger, and is extremely rare in the wild. The white tiger hasn't been seen in the wild for some time. White tigers have a recessive gene that creates the pale coloration and not many tigers carry that gene so white tigers are not born as much as orange tiger. In fact only 1 in every 10 000 Bengal tigers is why, making them extremely rare.

When tigers start stealing domestic animals, it normally ends with the tiger's death. Farmers kill tigers as they are stealing their animals and because they are just afraid of them. Today there are about 1500 Indochinese tigers, 3000 Bengal, 800 malyan , 400 to 500 Siberian, 500 sumatran and only 60 of south China's live in china's zoo.

The white tiger is an extremely rare color morph of the Bengal tiger. All those in captivity came from a few captured years ago in Rewa,India. These animals were bred by mating them to normal colored tigers,and sometimes white cubs would be produced,sometimes in litters with normal colored siblings.

The one in zoos are "created" by getting tigers to mate their siblings. Unfortunately, this domestic breeding of white tigers includes constant inbreeding which causes many defects. Given the rarity of the mutation to start with, white tigers on display in zoos and similar are (usually) heavily inbred, with the associated defects and health issues. Human's captive breeding white tigers has degraded the genetic diversity in the current specimens and the AZA has mandated that they do not support this type of breeding.

In the wild, they've always been rare, both from birth, and from having more difficulties surviving due to their poorer camouflage making it harder for them to hunt.

It can be argued that there's not much benefit to trying to preserve the white tigers, but more important to try to preserve the regular tiger.

Please see the link in the discussion below for an interesting read about white tigers.

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Are white tigers safe to be a pet?

Wild animals are not pets! Specially any of the large cats.

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How much does it cost to visit a tiger in another country?

It is probably free, if you jack one from China or another foreign country.

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What are causes of tiger extinction?

the main cause is human's greed and no love or affection towards any other.

Poaching for body parts and loss of habitat are the main reasons for population decline.

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Why are tigers in danger?

tigers are in danger because people kill them for there fur and there are less then 800 of them left and break the tigers jungle.

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What does the tiger symbolize?

In Chinese Astro tiger symbolizes strength, power, invincibility, loyal, courages, energetic and strong

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Are there any white tigers in Australia?

The only white tigers in Australia are ones in zoos. Australia has no native felids at all, and tigers are found only in Asia. White tigers are individuals of the Bengal tiger subspecies that have a genetic condition called leucism. They are not Siberian tigers, not albino, and not a unique species or subspecies - these are all common mistakes people make regarding them. In the wild, they rarely occur as leucism is passed on by recessive genes, and a white animal sticks out like a sore thumb, but when they do it is obviously in the areas that Bengal tigers live, such as India, Bangladesh and Nepal. They are much more common in captivity because people have bred them on purpose - often through inbreeding, meaning many captive white tigers have genetic defects.

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Where do white tigers live?

White tigers are very rarely found in the wild. In about 100 yeas only 12 white tigers have been seen in the wild in India. They are almost extinct and most of the ones living are in captivity, mostly in zoos. This specific tiger is neither an albino nor a seperate subspecies of the tiger. They are beautifully white colored and have black stripes.

Tigers usually stay in an area from about 10 to 30 square miles where there is enough prey, cover/shelter and water to support them. Territory actually depends on the amount of prey that is available. The more concentrated the prey the smaller an area a tiger needs to survive.

White tigers in the wild live to be about 10 to 15 years while tigers in zoos usually live between 16 and 20 years.

They are usually located on the Mainland of Southeastern Asia and in central and southern India. Those living on islands have almost disappeared, most now live in zoos or special wildlife parks.
The White Tiger lives in the Indian Forest, but in the tropical dense forest of India

Bangladesh and India. There are also known populations in Nepal and a small unknown number in Northwest Myanmar.

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What are a white tigers adaptations?

White Tigers camouflage with their stripes in long grass to hide from their predators

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Do white-throated capuchins live in eucalyptus forests?

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No if you are talking about naturally occurring Eucalyptus forests. These grow in Australia which is not where the Capuchins live . They inhabit forests of Central and South America. Eucalptus however is introduced to a number of parts of the world and I do not know if the Capuchins live in those.

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What kind of meat do White Tigers eat?

White Tigers are not a separate species. There are no wild white tigers. There has only ever been one wild White Tiger. It was captured and bred to normal tigers and bred back to produce more white tigers. All white tigers live in captivity and they are all descendants of that one white tiger. He was a Bengal Tiger. Bengal Tigers eat Cows, Oxen, Guar, Deer, Bear, as well as small animals and pets.

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What eats a white tiger?

Nothing eats them. They are an apex predator. Man does kill them for their pelts.

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What can you do save the white tiger?

We can don't buy products which have white tiger parts inside and do not buy white tiger's fur!:)

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What tattoos can symbolize 'beauty'?

Butterfly tattoos are popularly associated with symbolizing beauty, along with change. Various flowers, such as the hibiscus flower, represent beauty as well.

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How big is the tiger?

Tiger sizes


The tiger have not an average size, at species level, because their body change according with they habitat.

In the case of the male tiger, their maximum sizes are:

A. Present subspecies:
*Amur (East Russia): up to 335 cm and 325 kg.
*Bengal: 310 cm and 272 kg.
*Indochinese: 285 cm and 195 kg.
*South Chinese: 265 cm and 175 kg.
*Sumatran (and maybe Malayan): 255 cm and 140 kg.

B. Extinct subspecies:

*Caspian (West Russia): 295 cm and 240 kg.

*Javan: 248 cm and 141 kg.

*Bali: 230 cm and 100 kg.


Females are about three fourths the size of the male.

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What are facts about white tigers?

All white tigers have blue eyes, it is not a species, just a variation of the normal Bengal tiger. It is a recessive gene that sometimes brings problems such as cleft palate, scoliosis or crossed eyes.

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