They Love People

I hope that the escape plan remain between us. But big love is between them. Compared to orange tigers without the white gene, white tigers tend to be larger both at birth and as fully grown adults.[1] In spite of their unusual coloration, their size can be advantageous in the wild. Heterozygous orange tigers also tend to be larger than other orange tigers. Kailash Sankhala, the director of the New Delhi Zoo in the 1960s, said “one of the functions of the white gene may have been to keep a size gene in the population, in case it’s ever needed.”

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Because of the extreme rarity of the white tiger allele in the wild, the breeding pool was limited to the small number of white tigers in captivity. According to Kailash Sankhala, the last white tiger ever seen in the wild was shot in 1958. Today, there is such a large number of white tigers in captivity that inbreeding is no longer necessary. A white Amur tiger may have been born at Center Hill and has given rise to a strain of white Amur tigers. The white tiger pictured on the right is at the ZooParc de Beauval in France, and came from Center Hill. A man named Robert Baudy realized that his tigers had white genes when a tiger he sold to Marwell Zoo in England developed white spots, and bred them accordingly. The Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa Bay has four of these white Amur tigers, descended from Robert Baudy’s stock.

5 Popular Myths About Tigers Debunked

Catch a tiger myth by the toe and find out what you think you know about these amazing animals.

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The tiger is an animal quite famous among people for its strength and fierce eyes. In addition, due to its colorful and smooth fur, this animal is impossible to confuse with any other. Over the years, people have come up with additional myths regarding tigers. Have a look at some of the best:

1) Tigers have unlimited strength

Some legends say that tigers have unlimited strength and power. Hence, their vigor will fight against evil. This assumption is often highlighted in Nepalese mythology. The Nepalese believe in animal powers and the tiger is one of them. Furthermore, there are additional legends about tigers usually available in the Chinese culture and tradition, as well as the Korean.

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2) White tigers are from Siberia

This is another myth invented by people implying that the white tiger skin is a camouflage to protect them from the cold. The truth is, the white tiger is originally from India and its powerful fur has nothing to do with weather conditions but with nutrition.

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3) There are no black tigers on Earth

This affirmation is completely wrong. The black tiger exists and can be found in Bengal.

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4) Tigers attack humans

People usually think that tigers attack humans but the assumption is an absolute myth. No tiger has any attraction to humans, unless they did something to the animal. Moreover, tigers usually mind their own business and they rather run away from the people.

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5 Tigers don’t like water

The myth that tigers don’t like water started because of their arid living conditions. In fact, tigers are excellent swimmers and they constantly need water to be hydrated. In addition, tigers like water because they feel the need to cool off, especially because they have such thick fur and they hunt every day.