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The Bengal tiger baby female - white form (Panthera tigris, Tygr indický/bengálský - bílá forma, Status: Endangered) from ZOO Bratislava, Slovakia.

DID YOU KNOW THAT... the white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, which was reported in the wild from time to time? But those in zoos are inbred which is cruel - in extreme cases then they can look like this one: [link] . And you may also look here: [link] :nod:


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SakuraMists Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I saw to keep tigers orange and don't breed the white ones at least because if you ask me it doesn't matter about the beauty of one that doesn't have a birth defect or something I care about there health more :D
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
And that's right opinion :)
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animalluvr6 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Artist
Awww such cuties! Beautiful photo!
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :D
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epicShadowdragon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;w; So........cute.......
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StormyyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012   Photographer
stunning and what beautiful blue eyes it has!
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KittySib Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: Sooooo cute!:D
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Cazamelia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful tigers, and great photo. I love the timing :)

I was aware of this but many people aren't so I'm glad you put the information here.

Beautiful as they are (and normally coloured tigers are beautiful too!) I think it's wrong of zoos to deliberately breed them...if it happens on occasion by chance then fine, but inbreeding in any species is known to cause genetic deformities and health problems, and is it really worth the risk and potential suffering to the tiger just because people think the white colouration looks pretty? :( A diverse and healthy gene pool should be more important to those who really care about conservation, not what's popular or considered pretty..


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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree. I know that f.e. in Liberec, one Czech zoo, they have new female from foreign country (can't remember which one) which has cubs right now - she doesn't have so much same genes with the father of cubs. Still I hope they'll stop breeding them - joy from having white cubs from normal tiger can be much much bigger...
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NightMareDragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Zoos are suppose to keep records to prevent inbreeding, that poor tiger.
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, almost all white tigers in the world are inbreed:

The first documented case of a white tiger being captured was in 1915. He was caught by the local maharaja who kept the tiger till its death. The first mutant white cub is believed to be the one trapped by the Maharaja of Rewa, who found it orphaned in the jungle in 1951.

Named Mohan, the cub was later mated with a normal-coloured captive tigress who produced three litters with normal colouring. A few years later, Mohan mated with one of the offspring, producing the first litter of white cubs - these were to be the ancestors of others now in many zoos worldwide.


Source: [link]
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MsAdrenaline Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely <3
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks :D
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dodgewolf123 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And the battle rages on...
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hail to the winner! :D
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dodgewolf123 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHMYGOD I look again at this and went to the first link... POOR BABY!
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FreakxOfxNature Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tigers are adorable!
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
They are :D
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FreakxOfxNature Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Even though white tigers may have health problems due to being white tigers they're beautiful and have the most striking blue eyes. Beautiful picture of them
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Savou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
omgomgomg sooooooooooooooo cutee!!! :la: *in love*
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Allerlei Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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