Miscellaneous Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts:

  1. All white tigers have blue eyes, it is not a species, just a variation of the normal tiger. They are worth $60,000, only 5,000-7,400 tigers are left- 200 of them being white tigers.
  2. White tigers have been classified by scientists into eight subspecies: Indian (or Bengal), Indo-Chinese, Sumatran, Amur (or Siberian), South China, Caspian (extinct), Java (extinct), and Bali (extinct).
  3. Most tigers have more than 100 stripes, and no two tigers have identical stripes. They can swim very well and Tigers come from mostly South-east Asia and central and southern India and hunt in packs. A tiger can consume as much as 40 kg (88 lb.) of meat in one feeding. They drag their prey to water to eat. They are commonly seen in the shade or wading in pools to cool off. It is estimated that there are less than 3,000 Bengal tigers left in the wild. The territorial male tiger usually travels alone, marking his boundaries with urine, droppings, and scratch marks to warn off trespassers.
  4. In the past 100 years, there have only been 12 confirmed reports of white tiger sightings in the wild, the last of which occurred in 1959.
  5. Due to their colouration  it is believed that white tigers are disadvantaged in the wild since their stark markings make them far more visible to prey in the dark jungle.
  6. There is no such thing as a white Siberian tiger: This myth stems from zoos which cross-bred Bengal and Siberian bloodlines in order to produce a more ‘visually-appealing’ cat.

white tiger

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