White Bengal Tigers
Scientific Name: Panthera Tigris
White tigers are white colored bengals, they are not albinos and they are not a separate subspecies of tigers.
They have blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white furr covered with chocolate colored stripes. White tigers are born to tigers that carry the unusual gene needed for white coloring. Wild white tigers are very rare.
Some Facts on White Bengal Tigers:
- The White Tiger is a good swimmer, but a very poor climber.
- They may be slow runners, but they are stealthy enough to catch any prey in their sights.
- Because they are solitary animals, they mostly hunt at night
- White tigers are born to Bengal tigers that carry an unusual gene needed for white coloring
Tigers lead solitary lives, and the courtship period, and association between mother and cub is their only interaction and association. Tigers are entirely different in their hunting habits from lions, and hence they are mutually exclusive in their distribution. Tigers rest during the day in the shade, and begin to hunt for food at dusk. They have keen eye sights and a sharp hearing that helps them stalk their prey. Tiger killings are split second affairs where the prey hardly has any chance of survival. Its formidable and retractile claws play a significant role in capturing and holding on to its prey.
Tigresses are devoted mothers who are very protective of their cubs. They look after their young till they are about two and a half years old.