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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.
www.zoopraha.cz/cs/o-zviratech… www.messybeast.com/genetics/ti… www.messybeast.com/genetics/ti…

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.



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KittyLoverHD Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
a fly! :D
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AnaraC Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey look...a fly...lol
awesome picture :)
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Woodswallow Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic capture!
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
So pretty, cute, and funny :)
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sky1213 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
White Tigers are such a beauty, it's a shame that their 'breed' is caused by inbreeding. It leaves me with rather conflicted feelings. I'd love for my children, when I'm older, to be able to see such a beauty. But I understand that they are caused in an unnatural way, and aren't something to protect. It makes me think they should keep them around, in select zoos around the world, perhaps as a reminder of what can happen if you're not careful, and if humans begin to screw with wildlife.

Anywho, this is an absolutely adorable cub ^.^
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Haxixus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That eye is amazing!!!!!!:o
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Nela23235 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot! :D
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J-Wolfe15 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Adorable pic.
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Wolf-fang4 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love the titles you put for these,it's adorable
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Magic-Mushrooms-409 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I had no idea about white tigers , that's really sad. The picture is beautiful though :)
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Magic-Mushrooms-409 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Shut the bloody FrUk up , dang it ! At least use somewhat understandable grammar while you're spamming .
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Blood-RedRose Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The facts are sad, but the pic is beautiful! You did a great job! :)
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DikkeDwerg Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist
Nice Shot!

Sad lil facts about white tigers, I already knew them :(
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WhereTheSunSets Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
fantastic shot!
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Mad-Julie Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Oh my gosh, it's very, very beautiful!
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AxelOrn Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013

Cute.I hope that the mugs are still for sale when I get around to Christmas shopping.

Thank you.

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AvengingCoconut Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I never knew that about white tigers
Also, beautiful shot 
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FyrePower Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Hehe, very pretty action shot :3
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
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FyrePower Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
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destrakon Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
i wish my eyes could shrink like that
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
STOP WATCHING SO MUCH ANIME! :iconlolasshockedplz:
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destrakon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
IM SORRY I CANT HELP IT! 
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
:iconsweatplz::iconsayingplz:IM SORRY I CANT HELP IT!
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Ravenith Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo! I love the colors of its eyes :aww: 

I feel sorry for the tigers when zoos decide to breed within the tiger family. It's sick and I hope they'll stop :(
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S-q-t-v-a-l-9 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Adorable!!!
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Yogami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lickin his boogers =D
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BrittneyGingerSnap Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awwwe =) <3
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Oriole-of-Silver Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Am I the only who notices that the tiger has kuroshitsugi shinigami eyes?!!!!!! I love this photo!!
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Kodaic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice photo! :D
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Surviveroflove Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Sooooo CUTE!!!!! Iv always wanted a white tiger as a pet when I was little! Of corse back then I thought they would stay small and were as domestic as a house dog. Silly me! But still......... He/She is so cute!!!! :)
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TalkativeTiaD Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i couldnt tell if that dot was on the pic or on my screen XD
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77th-Role-Player Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Excellent, detailed shot. As always, I love that you include detailed information, along with your photos. :) (Smile) 
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MonsterEngeryDrinker Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Photographer
Lol, looks as if she's licking her nose clean. :)
Adorable little cub.
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it :)
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Kygana Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Aww, so cute
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