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White Tiger.9626 by DPasschier White Tiger.9626 by DPasschier
The white Bengal tigers are distinctive due to the color of their fur. The white fur caused by a lack of the pigment pheomelanin, which is found in Bengal tigers with orange color fur. When compared to Bengal tigers, the white Bengal tigers tend to grow faster and heavier than the orange Bengal tiger. They also tend to be somewhat bigger at birth, and as fully grown adults. White Bengal tigers are fully grown when they are 2–3 years of age. White male tigers reach weights of 200 to 230 kilograms and can grow up to 3 meters in length. As with all tigers, the white Bengal tiger’s stripes are like fingerprints, with no two tigers having the same pattern. The stripes of the tiger are a pigmentation of the skin; if an individual were to be shaved, its distinctive coat pattern would still be visible.[2] For a white Bengal tiger to be born, both parents must carry the unusual gene for white colouring, which only happens naturally about once in 10,000 births.[2] Dark-striped white individuals are well-documented in the Bengal tiger subspecies (Panthera tigris tigris or P. t. bengalensis) as well as having been reported historically in several other subspecies.[2] Currently, several hundred white tigers are in captivity worldwide, with about one hundred being found in India. Their unique white color fur has made them popular in entertainment showcasing exotic animals, and at zoos.

The photo was taken at Singapore Zoo.


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Kajm Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
While not White tigers, I once had the chance to see a pair of tigers up close- and I mean, just on the other side of the chain-link fence that was a portion of their enclosure.

The male put his face right up to the wire. He looked a bit shocked when I reached a finger through and touched him on the nose!

....yeah, I know. Oddly enough he was not the only one that one could get away with making physical contact at that zoo (near Natural Bridge in central VA).
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bubul1986 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
he needs a cat for company
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willowwildspirt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
How stunning!can I pet it?
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LoppyLibby Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Something beautiful that shouldn't exist......

(not trying to be mean, white tigers are born through illegal inbreeding)
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MyrielLachance Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, you're not mean, only saying the truth. Poor, majestic creatures that only exist that way because of our greed and what our depiction of 'natural beauty is'.
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J3susChr1st Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the orange better.
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Flora-Tea Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
I feel sorry for white tigers due to this
  I HATE MY LIFE by NaturePunk

And I find it sad people are still breeding them...

good job on capturing this photo though!
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averysmallcat Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist

beautiful photo i agree but
this is also good
bigcatrescue.org/abuse-issues/…
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floralsandpentagrams Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Majestic beast. Nicely captured!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
Handsome cat!
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dudlaArt Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Artist
The face says it all in this picture.
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Aireliz14 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
What a beautiful tiger
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lolz34353 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
not
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Aireliz14 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Rude 
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Lilmizflashythang Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice photo.
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asari13 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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Maweewolf Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Great work, how beautiful he is!
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NessaJayn Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a beautiful shot! :)
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