Kingdom : Animalia
                   Class : Mammalia
                Family : Felidae
 Scientific Name : Panthera tigris tigris

                Colour : White, Black, 
                                 Brown, Orange
           Skin Type : Fur
                Size(L) : 2.4m - 3.3m 
                                (6.8ft - 11ft)
                Weight : 140kg - 300kg
                                 (309lbs - 660lbs)

          Top Speed : 96km/h (60mph)
           Life Span : 10 - 20 years
Most Distinctive
              Feature : White fur with 
                               bright, blue eyes
           Fun Fact : None have been seen in 
                               the wild for 50 years!
  1. White tigers are a subspecies of Tiger found in the Indian subcontinent.
  2. White tigers are also known as the White Bengal Tigers.
  3. They are the second largest species of Tigers after the Siberian Tigers.
  4. Their coloration is a result of a recessive defective gene, that is passed on from their parents.
  5. This makes them a very rare species of animals.
  6. Both the parents must carry the mutated gene for the cub to be a white tiger.
  7. There have been many instances where the cubs of white tigers have orange fur.
  8. Additionally, due to the mutated gene, the white tigers have blue eyes rather than green or yellow eyes like other tigers.
  9. White tigers are large, powerful animals sometimes growing more than 3m in length.
  10. They are solitary animals hunting mostly at night.
  11. They are also extremely territorial animals known to fiercely defend their patch.
  12. The cubs of a white tiger are born blind and are extremely vulnerable and are looked after by their mother initially.
  13. White tigers are apex predators preying on large herbivores like deer, wild boar, cattle and goats.
  14. The tigers stalk their prey stealthily at night and attack them.
  15. They have no natural predators but humans have always hunted them for their beautiful fur.
  16. Interestingly, white tigers have been captured and kept as exotic pets by a few rich people.
  17. There are almost no white tigers to be found in the wild today, though they can be spotted in a few zoos.
  18. Habitat loss and hunting have made the white tigers an endangered species today.

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