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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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:iconm3gw4h:
M3gw4h Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"AND THIS IS FOR TAKING MY TREAT"
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Lord-Storm Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Superb playful shot :salute:
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savannahsuicide22 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014
omfg i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee white snow tigers<3
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RaptorClaw333 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, they are actually the product of inbreeding, not a real species... There is no such thing as a Snow Tiger.
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Machi1765 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
bfjsbdasbdwjKJWBDAIKWdb vjfHACRKSHDNdbdja!!!!
So cute!!!!!!! x3
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MoonlightDragon369 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Did you know that White Tigers are originally called Indian Tigers!
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
yeah, it is other name for Bengal tiger :nod:
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MoonlightDragon369 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Really? I thought a Bengal tiger was a larger version of the normal tiger!
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
even in Czech, we call Bengal tiger "tygr indický" :D it is the same animal :D like Amur tiger, it is also called Siberian or Ussurian...
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MoonlightDragon369 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Kewl!!
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LuciaSeriin Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture, funny shot you got there! :giggle:


And thank you for writing all that information about the white tigers down. Some if it I knew already, but other facts were totally new for me, very interesting! It's sad that some people feel the need to keep on breeding damaged mutations rather than protecting the real healthy Tiger-breeds! 
It's very good of you to inform people like that, it's a shame that some people troll you for it!
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Goldinette Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the informations and the photo. I didn't know it, and it is so sad. I think that I will not see the white tiger as the same eye than before.
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demonlovers Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
beautiful work 
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77th-Role-Player Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
 Tiger cubs are some of the cutest babies out there. Meow :3 
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ihamo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Terrific :D
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SETBLKYOEM Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info, and awesome shot.
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Aww, so cute and funny XD
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
That title is hilarious.
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Lithroxid Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TRULY amazing shot. ;) :heart:
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SergentJuice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
Oh my gerd their so cute!!!!
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K0IRA Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

Hi Woxy!
I'm just a curious person here, a while ago I read about a tiger type (not specie) that was  called "Ghost Tiger" due that the stripes were almost invisible. Do you know more about these kind of tigers?

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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the info included in the description. I've heard bits and pieces of it before but it's good to be reminded where these handsome cats really come from.
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Cholul123 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
aww both are very cute
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ClopinGirl64 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Cute! :love:
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TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No! Let me taste your blood! Cute little cubs.
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spider123357 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Writer
Oh, I had never known about this. We used to have a white tiger in our zoo, the Greenville Zoo, who I loved. What about white lions? 
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Moonstar-SilverClan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
One word : cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I never knew all that about white tigers, I know a magician by the name of Jay Owenhouse who has twin female tigers for pets. Their names are Sheena and Shekeena. One of them has the recessive gene that made her white, while her twin was orange. I heard their parents were both white tigers. Anyway, he uses his two tigers in his magic shows, and one time he brought them to my school and I got to pet them (his daughter goes to the same school as I). I think both tigers are each 3 years old.
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Moonstar-SilverClan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
You have so much chances 0w0, I always wished to atleast pet a tiger, if not own one 0w0
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think it was actually two years ago when I got to pet the twin tigers. Then they were each a year old, so they weren't so big as they are now. I think Jay Owenhouse lives in my hometown. Here's a little clip with him and his two tigers: www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xV3ru…
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Moonstar-SilverClan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww, its so cute! *Secretely watching all his tigers video* XD
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think most of that filming was in my hometown.
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Moonstar-SilverClan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student General Artist
Awww, I would do anything to live in your town XD
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks, I don't see Owenhouse all the time, unsually during his show. He takes tours. I few months ago I went to an orientation where the host was Yann Martel, author of The Life of Pi. Jay Owenhouse was there too and brought one of the twins. It was really cool, because there was the guy who wrote a bestselling book with a tiger as an important part, and a real tiger at the same time. I even got Life of Pi signed.
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Moonstar-SilverClan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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michaelmas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Hungry for action ^^
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Defgon Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
haha nom nom nom
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Zenoxen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's just so cuuuuuuuuute!!!!!!!!!
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Catmicas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kawaii dude ;O omg i need to go punch a random kid to feel like myself again xD
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Moonstar-SilverClan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
lol, same thing for me  :p
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
aaww that is so cute X3
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RagerDTiger Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
That is just too cute :3
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