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Baby tiger and big blue eyes by woxys Baby tiger and big blue eyes by woxys
Baby White bengal tiger (indian tiger, Panthera tigris tigris, tygr indicky, bila forma) from ZOO Bratislava, Slovakia :D Soon there will be probably NO white tigres at least in North American ZOOs. But it is a good news! Do you want to know why? Then have a look here - [link] :no:


And I remind you of the Animal photo calendar 2010 FOR FREE :D



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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)
Location: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan,Pakistan, Myanmar, Tibet
Size: 310cm long body, 110 cm high weight: 220 Kg
Diet: deer (sambar, chital, barasingha, hog deer and muntjac), wild boars, water buffalo, gaur, nilgai antelope, monkey, birds, hares, foxes, dhouls, leopard, jackals...
Conservation status: Endangered
Interesting facts: Tigers do not live in groups, every tiger has its own territory and it marks it with urine, being very territorial, protecting its area. Tigers meet only to mate. Females care for their 2-5 kittens alone. Males are dangerous for kittens, they can kill them | Bengal tiger is the second biggest subspecies of tiger | lokal people are afraid of tigers and kill them because of this fear and also to protect their cattle. Tigers are killed also because of their wonderful fur and some parts of their bodies are used in tradition medicine | Tigers can eat 20 Kg of their prey at one moment and then they starve | Bengal tigers do not climb the trees | Bengal tigers can perfectly swim and they spend a lot of time in water to cold themeselves

You might not know: Why is white tiger white? Many people do not know it, but white tiger is not any special species. It is simply a variant of normal Bengal tiger, but a hybrid one. No, it is not albino. White tigers have blue eyes and dark skin on their paws. They are something special, having some recessive gene, which makes them white. White tigers are extremelly rare in the wild and they have problems to hide and hunt for prey, because their colour makes them too visible for hunting. In India, people managed to capture one young male white tiger in 1951. They let him mate with normal female. None baby was white – so the father mated with his normal orange daughter and white babies were finally born. All white tigers in the World’s ZOOs have origin in this only one captured male. Unfortunately, too common (but not the only one) way how to breed white tigers is inbreeding, which means, that fathers mate with daughters, brothers mate with sisters and so on. As a result, many cubs are born deformed or dead. Honestly, there is no reason to celebrate birth of baby white tiger, because such baby can be compared to birth of human child with three legs or four eyes.
There is a serious discussion, if white tigers should be kept. They are great attraction for ZOOs and they bring money, but the prize is maybe too high.....

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Other white tigers shots (also cubs!):





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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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:iconmantadrifter:
MantaDrifter Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Cute
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:iconjon1394:
jon1394 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
aww, precious
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:iconkairi224:
kairi224 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student General Artist
hi do u mind if I use this as a refrence for my lion cub kilia
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Yes, you can - just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finished work, I will fav it :D
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:iconkairi224:
kairi224 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I sure will thankyou allot :)
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:icondustyvinci:
DustyVinci Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello, I was wondering if you'd mind if I drew this?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
you can draw it :D just give me credit, please and send me a link to your finisher work, I will fav it :D
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DustyVinci Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Can do ^^ thanks so much!
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:iconart-is-priceless:
Art-is-Priceless Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE your pictures ! And I LOVE white Tigers , I use to search everywhere for pictures like that and I nerver found one until now , they are awsome !!! ^^
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I am glad that you like the photos, thank you! But you should not like white tigers :(
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:iconart-is-priceless:
Art-is-Priceless Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
why should I not like them ? I find them cute and Tigers are my favorit animals . ^^
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
because they suffer - to breed new baby WHITE tiger, brother and sister, or kid and parents must mate :( it is called inbreeding and it produces damaged and suffering white tigers :(

white tigers should not exist :(
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:iconart-is-priceless:
Art-is-Priceless Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
So , indeed , we should kill them , or just don't make anymore , but , if we did that it would be the end of a beautiful race , would't that be sad ?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
no, it would not be sad!
white tiges WERE CREATED by humans and they ALL SUFFER from very serious health problems :(
we can not let them suffer only because they look nice to us.

We must stop breeding them :(
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:iconart-is-priceless:
Art-is-Priceless Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Yes , you have reason , but what about the white Lions , is it the same case ?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
* can be born to normal parents
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010
I am not sure, white lion can be born not normal parents :)
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:iconholy-sparks:
Holy-Sparks Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seems like this kitty likes a camera xD
also, very informative, I did not knew about the white tigers issue..
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
only few people know about it :(
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:iconholy-sparks:
Holy-Sparks Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure now more people know because of you ^^
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010
the pleasure and purpose of my life is to inform people :aww:
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
magnificent
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
:rose:
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:iconknytcrawlr:
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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ScarIsTheEvil Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
Aww, how cute! :aww: Great shot as always! X3
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
you are nice :aww:
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ScarIsTheEvil Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
Yey! :giggle::glomp:
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:iconwolfthings:
WolfThings Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
He's cute and special! So, No white tigers in my contries? I'll take alook.
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
less white tigers = better world :nod:
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:iconrinoa-lamoen:
Rinoa-Lamoen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
-gasp- He has such beautifull eyes!! :love:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
so unique colour :giggle:
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:icondontshoottheducks:
DontShoottheDucks Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
White tigers are so beautiful!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
:nod: :aww:
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:iconnaturebydesign:
NatureByDesign Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009   Photographer
Such a wonderful white tiger, beautiful. Great shot as always, your photos are always nice and sharp with detail. :D
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
thank you :aww: it was very nice kitty :D
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:iconnaturebydesign:
NatureByDesign Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Photographer
You're welcome. Beautiful kitty, for sure. :aww:
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:iconthe-blound:
The-Blound Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
good job my friend! well done :eager:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
thank you :dance:
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:iconamrodel:
amrodel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Moc hezkej :)
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
byla to pěkná koťata, ano :aww:
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:iconalexa-tffan:
Alexa-TFfan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Pekné očičká! :aww:
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
nebesky modrá :giggle:
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:iconsammalkasvo:
sammalkasvo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Why are white tigers always so magical.. <3
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
I do not know, but it is not good :(
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:iconsammalkasvo:
sammalkasvo Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
Oh...what's wrong? :o
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
it is written in the description, they are kept only because of their beauty :(
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:iconsammalkasvo:
sammalkasvo Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
aah...well that's true... -_-
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:iconrickydutton:
RickyDutton Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwwwww, very cute. ^.^ *snuggle fluffs* <3
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
:giggle: it was wonderful cub :aww:
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:iconwatchmanspain:
watchmanspain Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful specimen. nice shot. a fave.
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