The White Tiger is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger, which is reported in the wild from time to time in the Indian states of Assam,West Bengal and Bihar in the Sunderbans region and especially in the former State of Rewa. Such a tiger has the black stripes typical of the Bengal tiger, but carries a white or near-white coat.
The White Tiger Taxonomy classification is :
Phylum : Chordata
Ordo : Carnivore
Family : Felidae
Genus : panthera
Species :Panthera Tigris
The white Bengal tigers are distinctive due to the color of their fur. The white fur caused by a lack of the pigment pheomelanin, which is found in Bengal tigers with orange color fur. When compared to Bengal tigers, the white Bengal tigers tend to grow faster and heavier than the orange Bengal tiger. They also tend to be somewhat bigger at birth, and as fully grown adults. White Bengal tigers are fully grown when they are 2–3 years of age. White male tigers reach weights of 200 to 230 kilograms and can grow up to 3 meters in length. As with all tigers, the white Bengal tiger’s stripes are like fingerprints, with no two tigers having the same pattern. The stripes of the tiger are a pigmentation of the skin; if an individual were to be shaved, its distinctive coat pattern would still be visible. For a white Bengal tiger to be born, both parents must carry the unusual gene for white colouring, which only happens naturally about once in 10,000 births. Dark-striped white individuals are well-documented in the Bengal tiger subspecies (Panthera tigris tigris) as well as having been reported historically in several other subspecies. Currently, several hundred white tigers are in captivity worldwide, with about one hundred being found in India. Their unique white color fur has made them popular in entertainment showcasing exotic animals, and at zoos
The White Tiger could be found in some cavity in some country. like India,Africa, Caribbean, America. and Europe. In India, White tigers are found in many major zoos across India. Nandankanan Zoological Park, Odisha hosts 34 white tigers with the first litter of white tigers born in 1980. In Africa, the white tiger could be found in Parc de Ben Akhnoun. Parc de Ben Aknoun is a zoo in the city of Algiers, which houses white tigers of a rare breed. Two females and a male were brought on a flight from Gabon, in July 2014. In Caribbean, you can find the white tiger in The Emperor Valley Zoo in Trinidad and Tobago houses a male (Shere Khan) and female (Rajasi) white tiger. On 10th January 2015, Rajasi gave birth to two cubs, Raja and Rani. In Europe, you could found the white tiger in Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa (the Zoologic Garden of Lisbon) is home to five white tigers, a male and female along with their cubs (one male and two females), all born in the zoo. Two Bengal white tigers were born in a zoo in Győr in January 2015. Three Bengal white tigers were born in a zoo in November 2014, in a mini-zoo in Klaipėda, Lithuania, and five female Bengal white tigers were born in April 2015. Lastly, in America, There are two white tigers in captivity at Downtown Aquarium, Houston, under a legal permit by Tilman J. Fertitta. There are three white tigers in Beto Carrero World Park in Brazil.
There are some side effect in breeding of the white tiger. Outside of India, inbred white tigers have been prone to crossed eyes, a condition known as strabismus, an example of which is "Clarence the cross-eyed lion", due to incorrectly routed visual pathways in the brains of white tigers. Other genetic problems include shortened tendons of the forelegs, club foot, kidney problems, arched or crooked backbone and twisted neck. there are also found a case about a deformed tiger named Kenny. Kenny was born deformed because he was born in a cross breed of a white tiger and a normal bengal tiger.
|Kenny The Deformed White Tiger|
1. What is the Species of The White TIger ?
a. Felis Catus
b. Panthera Tigris
c. Panthera Leo
d. Panthera Uncia
3. Where could you find the whte tiger in India ?
a. The Emperor Valley Zoo
b. Parc de Ben Akhnoun
c. Beto Carrero World Park
d. Nandankanan Zoological Park
4. which of the following statement are FALSE ?
a. the white male tiger could reach 3 meters long.
b. Two white tiger could have the same fur print.
c. The white fur caused by a lack of the pigment pheomelanin
d. The White Tiger is carnivora animal
5. Why does Kenny ( the White Tiger) physical apperance is deformed ?
a. Because of the cross breeding of a white tiger and a normal bengal tiger.
b. because of thefood he eats.
c. Because of the accident that happend when he was a cub.
d. Because of a sickness he has.