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White tiger from ZOO Bratislava, Slovakia :)


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I wonder why is white tiger white. That’s because it is albino, right?
White tigers are NOT albinos. Albinos would have red eyes. White colour of tigers is caused by recessive gen, whole genetic and colourful deviation is called leucism. White tigers usually have blue eyes and white fur with visible dark stripes.

White tigers are so wonderful! What a shame that this species is endangered in the wild :(
At first, white tiger is NOT a species at all!
In the wild, white tigers extremely RARELY occured amoung Bengal tigers.
But white tiger is NOT a separate species of tiger.

If white tigers are so rare, how comes that we can see them in so many animal parks?
In 1951, people managed to capture a white male cub of tiger. It was brought to captivity, where the male mated with normal orange female. People hoped to get white babies, but newborn cubs were orange. People then got and idea – and they let the white male mate with his OWN daughter. As a result, white babies were born. All white tigers in America and Europe have origin from this pair and their babies.

Er... origin from this pair and its babies?
Yes. To produce more white tigers, INBREEDING was needed. What does inbreeding mean? It means that mothers have babies with their sons or fathers have babies with their daugthers. Or siblings mate to produce more white cubs.
In fact, white tigers are DOMESTIC breed! They are closer to domestic CATS than to fantastic wild tigers. There are at least ELEVEN colour variants of white tigers – it reminds of breeding some budgies.

That’s sick, is not it? What about the result? What abouth health of white tigers?
Of course, inbreeding resulted in serious health damage of white tigers. Many of white tigers cubs are born dead or damaged. Cats have serious problems, for example with their spin. They are also cross-eyed, which is caused by white recessive gen itself. They are simply over crossed and bred poor creatures.

But inbreeding happens even in the wild, for example among lions!
Can you, please, tell me, which wild animal species has an origin in only ONE already inbred pair and then in one line of always inbred animals? In a healthy big population, single cases of inbreeding are not bad, but only inbreeding is.

But white tigers are still tigers after all! They surely need to be protected?
No. White tigers have NO value for protection of tigers.
Not only they are damaged. Not only they are domestic species. But to limit the results of inbreeding, animal facilities tried to mix blood of white tigers, letting them mate with another subspecies of tigers. Which means, that white tigers have no value for protection of tigers.
You need animals with pure blood for every conservation effort – pure blooded Amur tigers, pure blooded Malayan tigers, pure blooded Sumatran tigers. Some mixed, damaged, cross-eyed inbred white tiger has really NO value for protection of tigers.
In fact, their keeping is even more problematic – ZOOs keep them as an attraction instead of keeping and breeding REALLY endangered subspecies of tigers (Amur, Sumatran, Malayan), which really need protection. Those subspecies must be supported by ZOOs to have a chance to survive. Not white mutants.

Wait... why do ZOOs, even respected ones, keep white tigers then?
White tigers are good for marketing, as they are very attractive.
The question is not only black and white – white tigers attract the visitors and ZOOs can use money from entrance fees to breed and protect really endangered species of animals.
But American asociation of ZOOs has already banned breeding of new baby white tigers, hoping to remove this little “deviation“ from North American ZOOs in 20 years.
Nobody wants to shoot white tigers right now. They are living creatures and they deserve to live in the best living conditions. We should just stop breeding new ones.

Who the hell told you about this? What a crap!
Check the internet for info.
To provide real fact about white tigers, I contacted one of the most respected animal facilities in the world – ZOO Prague, which is very successful at breeding endangered species of animals, including tigers. This ZOO’s task was to control Europen population of white tigers in 2009. They were nice enough to send me valuable source of info.
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So... why do YOU post photos of white tigers then? What a hypocryte you are. You just want to have faves.
My photos of orange tigers are far more popular than photos of white tigers.
I also use my photos to INFORM people – and be sure that many of them were shocked when they learned about the origin of white tigers. Usually, people thank me for informing them, but of couse, some trolls who flame me for presenting those facts occur time to time.
Also... white tigers are nice – and they will probably disappear in few decades. Why should I deny their existence? It is good to use images of them to remeber their presence and to remember, how people in fact “created“ them, letting them suffer for their beauty.

To see more, look at my ZOO and BIG CATS GALLERY :aww:

This photo belongs to me and I can very easily prove, that it was me, who took this shot. So please, respect my copyright :nod: if you want to use my work, ask me first to gain my permission, please! Thank you :lol:
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BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Wait, but there's no way to keep their number but inbreeding? This' more than cruel - in >human< society inbreeding (incest) is a law violation, as I know. :police: But this... If 'beauty requires [THAT] victims', it's some amoralous kind of it. And turnin' an alive creatures into attraction, e'en with all that victims seem like doesn't make sense to High PUBlic :sarcasticclap: Throw'em to the lions =>W<=
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
yeah, it is problematic :(
BigPolarFox Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Have you e'en heard a legend about 'ghost of the jungles'? Indians said that was a white tiger, but with BLUE stripes, not the black.
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
no, I have not heard about it :no:
spoink49 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
THis Photo has Stunning beauty and is an instant favorite.
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
thank you :aww:
Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Very beautiful. Personally, I think I like white tigers more than the usual color.
WiccaChickie Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
GoldensandDoodles Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this photo It would make a great graphite drawing..
horserider10 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Note me so I can ask about the calender and I would like to use this as a ref. Is this ok?
woxys Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Yes, you can use it - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
Mysterious-Bonbon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautyful *w*
animalshrt Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
mizuka000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Lovely !!
dragon120874 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
His eyes are marbles <3
eydis-euphoria Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I love the pose he is making and your description. Even if he's inbred he's still beautiful~
LittleBlueDevil99 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Hinata-Loves-Mickey Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
MessiasCalledPein Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
wow coool
L5R1S8 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Good work on both the photo and the description; it's very thorough. Just one question: isn't albinism also caused by recessive genes?
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I am not sure, sorry :(
L5R1S8 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
That's alright.
amandas-sketches Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your awesomeness points just exploded when I saw your description.


I was talking to someone the other day and I mentioned I loved tigers and they said: "I love white siberian albino tigers". I kinda did a facepalm and said "I like Sumatran tigers more" and he said "is that a type of tiger or something?" *double facepalm*. So I explained about the different subspecies of tigers and how white tigers are created. Yeah, my nickname at work is "tiger" and my co-workers tell me when they see anything tiger, they think of me.
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I totally understand the "facepalm" part :(
Guiokami Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I think orange tigers are actually incredibly more beautiful than white ones D:'

I think people should stop breeding white tigers. It's nice that you are trying to inform people about that situation. Beautiful photo regardless.
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012

thank you :la:
AxelOrn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I like this.What a beautiful beast this is, another great photo.
WystenDraco Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
This one is a regular a tiger of the strictly recessive gene variety right? White or Orange, a non-inbred tiger is a tiger to me. I just find it hard to believe even the natural occuring non-inbred tigers and lions even exist. We had one like this loaned to our zoo once during tourist season, along with posters of the inbred king to show folks the differences and with a sharp eye, the differences between the inbred and non-inbred can be very shocking, made me want to go to every inbreeder's home and blow these awful people's heads off with my M-4 Rifle equipped with its .50 Beowulf upper receiver.
dewdrops-on-roses777 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Artist
what a beautiful animal! please accept favorite from me
Even though white tigers exist, I still cant believe it sometimes.
amandas-sketches Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Did you read the description?
Why?I just said a simple thing.
VanwaLome Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist
Noble tiger. Beautiful.
ClarkRachel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Tigers are awesome, I love their look they give you and their eyes are beautiful
Lockdown333 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really beautiful picture of a white tiger. :'( It made me so sad to read about what really happens to the poor animals. Thank you for the information though, it's always good to learn something even if it can be sad. Continue your wonderful work!
addleses Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Have to love it when any animal mugs for the camera:)
Shadow-and-Flame-86 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hey Woxy's, this is a lovely photo! And I was just going to comment on the shot, but then I saw the info you posted below, its great that you are trying to inform people more about the white tiger's genetics and the problems associated with it but there are quite a lot of errors in the information you've given... don't have time atm to try and go through them all (going away for the weekend in an hour!) but if you are trying to educate people it would be best to tell people the right things, otherwise you are just increasing the confusion.

For example off the top of my head I can think of a few species in the wild that have recovered from a single pair or even just one pregnant female, genetic botttlenecks (as they are called) are not uncommon in nature for a variety of reasons =)

(I am not saying that I think this fact makes inbreeding of white tigers ok, I am completely against breeding them! But I am just using it as an example =) )
Deygmh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
A well fitting name for such a magnificent creature. Love it :O
Lochinblu Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
OMG sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!!!
PND21 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
amazing animal amazing picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
95blckfirebird Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Humble tiger :) nice picture.
SarrinaWolfChick Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Artist
This tiger just looks so wise!
ninjaelric Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful..shame there so few of them
woxys Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
it is no shame and DESCRIPTION says why...
RayMax90 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
A true shame they go through what they do
RayMax90 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
He is one HANDSOME sonofabitch!
But seriously, White Tigers have been my favourite animals for most of my life. Beautiful picture.
theJazza Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Tj2damax Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Wonderful shot! And I love tigers!<3
kivatheblackwolf Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
-sigh- as gorgeous as this animal is... its origins are truly saddening =/
the-secret-path Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student Photographer
wow...just look at that majestic pose and those eyes! great job. you captured that perfectly. :)
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Feb 28, 2011, 3:27:40 PM