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white tiger from ZOO Bratislava, Slovakia :) yes, she is cross-eyed.


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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.
[link] [link] [link]

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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PadmelinaRepley Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha! He is soo funny! ^^
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inapopovici Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww...Poor things...
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xXRekaTheDogXx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Poor girl D: i just wish that people would stop breeding white tigers
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SaberToothLuver Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I am guessing the crossed-eyes are due to inbreeding?
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woxys Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
to white colour itself...
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Charlie-Lang Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Do people actually give you shit for taking photos of white tigers? That's not hypocritical at all, wtf. They're pretty :D
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ibjennyjenny Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
Perfect shot, this is amazing, those eyes are so beautiful and so expressive. You did a wonderful job here.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
thank you :aww:
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Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
I would really appreciate information on other animals in the same condition - 'white' lions, antelope, etc, just like you've done here, should you get the chance to photograph them.
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Ymia-the-cheetah Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
not all animals have that condition. For exapmle the white gene in white lions and peacocks is first of all more general then white tigers (white lion breed and come in the wild by chance alot more then white tigers cause white tigers die due lack of camouflage)
alot of healty lions have the white gen and when bred with another one who has the gene it creates white lion. White lions are not needed to be inbred to create them. and they are alot more healty. while white tigers in zoo's are ALWAYS inbred ( maybe a very few rare exceptions) but white lions are not on the same case as white tigers :/ since the gene is more occuring then the one in the tiger.
not all white animals share the same fate as the white tiger. like deer,wallybies,lions etc etc alot of those animals have the gene 'stronger' then the tiger cause those animals can survive even if they are white collors, while with the tiger; the wild tiger is trying to kill the gene trough evolution ( just like black cheetahs, and other died collor mutations) cause it serves no good in their habitat, but humans are waisting their time trying to keep the collor alive instead of focussing on heatly animals and saving them by breeding them
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Samamerrifield Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
So beautiful!!!... and cross-eyed lol
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Malesx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
why hello miss kitty :pat:
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
okomentovano
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rababco Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
White tigers are beautiful but the inbreeding needs to stop because it produces birth defects and the like. I wish there was a better way to breed white tigers without risking there health and livelyhood.
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frozen-purple-monkey Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
and the sad thing is, if they had been smart enough to try and find other tigers that had the gene, or another white tiger altogether, the population wouldn't have been degraded, it would have been, not an actual breed, but not a giant house cat
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Bickhamsarah Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. O.o

i had no idea about all that.

I mean I knew about some of the inbreeding in the beginning but not about how they were more domestic than wild. Man. Thanks for sharing this info.
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leeanna13097 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, all that is really sad.... I was completely unaware of all this, other than the coloring is caused by a recessive gene. Thank you for informing all of us about these creatures! Despite the sadness though, this is still a beautiful picture.
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Cross-eyed or not, this white tiger is still beautiful :D
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DarkNova50 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
If we give them all the unofficial last name "Targaryen" I think we'll be okay.

But seriously, never knew that about white tigers. It's kind of sad, and all things considered I think it's the right thing to stop breeding them. They're still a beautiful animal, though.
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Redmannine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
white tigers make me sad, and this cross-eyed one isn't even the worse :( just google 'kenny white tiger'


but you did take a nice photo
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HilBethJay Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ironically, cross-eyed Siamese cats were valued greatly. Don't think it works the same with tigers, though...
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phantomsblade Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
thanks for informing the masses
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
he seems a bit cross eyes like he was looking at something on his nose
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jaime-art Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the information about white tigers' origins. I didn't know that
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RedDragon439 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Lovely photo and a great explaination of the origins of the white tiger.
Even if people stop the breeding of white tigers specifically, to prevent other genetic problems, they'll still crop up from time to time from normal orange tiger breeding, assuming each parent had the recessive gene and the cub ended up with a pair of recessive genes. One normal gene and one recessive gene makes a normal coloured cub. Genetics is confusing. :O
Anyways, a nice picture of a very 'unusual' (not rare :D) creature.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
but this does not happen... :(
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Kuronokiri Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful photo, also:
Thanks a lot for this explanation! So many people don't know about the origin of white tigers and go all "white tigers are rare we have to save them" so it's great to have someone actually explain this :)
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silver-moonwolf Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student General Artist
actually, if nobody believes the information you have posted about inbreeding, EVERY SINGLE WHITE TIGER CAN HAVE IT'S GENES BE TRACED DOWN TO A SINGLE ANCESTOR THAT STARTED IT ALL.. I learned about this in the Wild Cat Sanctuary in Florida USA. They protect wild cats that have been taken from abusive zoos, abusive or unknowing owners who believe that they can harbor big cats in their yard and not know that it takes $50,000 a year to feed ONE big cat. And they find injured wild cats that have not met with humans and they put them in a rehabilitation center that is also located in their facility to help the injured animal back into the wild. They currently have (or what i was told when i went there a couple weeks ago) over 130 wild cats, and 80 of them are for show while others are put in far back enclosures for tours to not be able to see them, especially if the cats are injured, sick, not friendly around humans, the rehabilitating animals, and one male African lion that is about 24 years old and blind. They take care of their animals and DO NOT breed them, as they are trying to have as many empty cages as possible. Not just so they have space for more cats, but because they want the abusive ways against these beautiful creatures to stop. They have only 1 white tiger who was saved from an abandoned zoo with her great friend Cameron, so they stay in the same cage but never fight or "do anything with each other" while Cameron is protective over Talira (i think was her name) because she was born with part of her bottom jaw missing. While they also have some albino species where one had a tumor on it's nose and had to have most of it's nose removed. But guys, BELIEVE WOXYS! He/she is telling the truth about these animals and if you do not agree/believe, then you are too uneducated to even be looking at the descriptions of the pictures...
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thanks for support!
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silver-moonwolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
your very welcome :) people must figure out that the albino version of a bengal tiger cannot be protected due to it's pelt and the fact that it would never be able to survive in the wild and would spell its own doom because of us, but we also need to stop breeding white ones, it is not good for them and in any white tiger, if they are being bred to be perfect, over 70% of white tigers are born with deficiencies and so they are immediately killed... So if the stripes are not dark enough or if the face is deformed in any way, then the breeder of the tiger thinks that they are not perfect and decides to kill the tiger and possibly throw it away in a garbage bag. It pains me of how the tiger is an endangered species with so few of them left, more being in zoos than the wild and people are getting caught up in breeding white tigers.. Yes they are beautiful and deserve to have a life but they are not natural and cannot live in the wild along with how they can have painful deformities if they are kept alive and are tortured to do what circus' want them to or zoos want to do. People think they can de-fang or de-claw a tiger and think it will be safe to hang around, but there are reasons why it is not, like how de-anything a tiger will make it angry and just the pure strength it has in one paw can sever a human spine with a weak blow. People need to figure this out and you are helping tiger by informing people, and you are doing a great thing by it :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
thanks for such attitude and support :aww: very appreciated!
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silver-moonwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :heart: and your very welcome ^^ it is always fun to help someone :)
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arekupacific Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the info, I had no idea about the origins of these beautiful creatures...
It's sad to hear that they were "human creations" but at this point I disagree with the banning project of North America zoos. I'm also against inbreeding but I've seen a documentary about an Australian zoo where they had a breeding program for tigers. They had four cubs from a white male tiger and an orange female, wich were not blood related (but I guess she also had the recessive gene). Two cubs were orange, one was white and the last one was a golden tiger! All of them had perfect health and grew up in 4 wonderful tigers. I don't see nothing wrong in this. After all, there are plenty of species that were created by humans (think about all dog, cats, canary species... ) but no one wants to eliminate them. Of course, they are not result of only ONE inbreeding line, but at this point we can't just try and eliminate them. Instead I'd support a healthy breeding program with orange tigers, in order to eliminate all genetic damage.
I may be wrong, but this is my opinion. Also thank you for all the details, I always appreciate your commitment for informing people! ^^
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
pal, I am sad it is more complicated :( those tigers simply have no value for tiger protection :(
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arekupacific Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand... It's truly so sad ... :(
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arekupacific Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
here is the link to the documentary about the Australian zoo [link]
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Cataclys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
First person on DeviantArt I see that gives that kind of description on white tiger photographs. I admire that :)
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
thanks! :-)
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Legeden Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Jééj ja som vedel, že toho tigra som už niekde videl =3 Najviac ma teší fakt, že takto ohrozenému druhu sa v Bratislavskej ZOO darí a narozdiel od mnoha spokojných párov v ZOO pribúdajú aj prírastky.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
děláš si legraci....?
Snažím se informovat o tom, že bílý tygr VŮBEC NENÍ OHROŽENÝ. Je to uměle vyšlechtěné plemeno, které má obrovské zdravotní problémy, takže je trend přestat je množit! Všichni bílý tygři odvozují svůj původ z JEDINÉHO samce, který se pářil se svou dcerou, její mláďata pak mezi sebou... a kvůli téhle ohavné příbuzenské plemenitbě, kdy rodiče pářili mláďata a sourozenci se pářili mezi sebou, jsou bílí tygři stále tady...

Vůbec není možné mluvit o ohroženém druhu, bílý tygr VŮBEC není samostatný druh! Je to barevná uchylka bengálského tygra, něco jako kdyby se děcko narodilo s pěti rukama...
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Legeden Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Nie som natoľko znalý aby som vedel rozlíšiť či to je iný druh podľa zoologov alebo nie.
To s tým odchovom je smutné, no človek sa dozvie niečo nové. Priznám sa, že som najprv komentoval, potom čítal a nemal som chuť nejako na seba reagovať a písať s novými informáciami.
V každom prípade je to podľa mňa pozoruhodná úchylka, viem aj o bielych levoch a tí sú tiež rovnakým spôsobom všetci biely alebo je v tom niečo iné?
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
mám dojem, že problém s bílými lvy není tak špatný, protože bílý lev se asi narodí častěji (a to i hnědým rodičům).
Třeba bratislavský Haldir má ale zdravotní potíže - kdo ví, zda za to nemůže jeho bílé zbarvení a původ...?
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think if they went about it in the proper way, having and breeding a white variant with another white variant would not be a bad thing... and by proper, I mean using two totally unrelated white variants that pop up *naturally* through normal breeding vs being specifically bred just to get the white variant. And then *only* breeding the resulting cub(s) with unrelated stock from other zoos if those resulting cubs prove to be healthy stock themselves, regardless of their color.

And if they are not healthy, neuter them and let them live out their lives while giving them the best care possible.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
white variants that pop up *naturally* through normal breeding - the point is that this does not happen....
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From what I understand, its a recessive color mutation and that it DOES happen from time to time in the wild (one in like 15,000 births), so it could happen via a breeding program.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
um... yeah, maybe theoreticly, but it definitely does not happen in real life :(
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then how did they get the first one? Your artist comments flat out state that they captured a white male cub and brought it into captivity. That clearly means they happen, though they may not grow into full adulthood due to their coloring.


Sorry, show me proof that they don't happen and I'll believe it.
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woxys Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
try google :)
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ACWN-Designs Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*rolls eyes* I HAVE. And what I've found disagrees with you.
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Omny87 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
What a majestic creature.
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