White Tiger Facts
The white tiger is a subspecies of tiger, which can be found in the wild of Assam, West Bengal and Bihar in the Sunder bans Region. They have this unique color of fur due to lack of the pigment pheomelanin. The scientific name of White Tiger is Panthera Tigris.
Quick Facts: –
- A white tiger can weigh up to 300 kg and reach up to 3 metres in length.
- They have black or dark brown stripes. Each and every tiger has a unique pattern of stripes.
- They are carnivores and usually prey on deer, cattle, goats etc.
- Although normal Bengal tigers have green or yellow coloured eyes but White Bengal Tigers have blue eyes.
- They are solitary animals. It is the reason why they are easy victims for large predators.
- They have excellent night vision. They do most of their hunting at night.
- White tigers have excellent hearing as well.
- Every white tiger marks its territory by urine and claw marks on trees.
- They have a gestation period of around 3.5 months.
- The female white tiger can give birth to 5 cubs at once.
- They have an average life span of around 12 years.
- They are good swimmers.
- In the last 100 years, only 12 white tigers have been spotted in the wild.
- In 1951, the first white tiger was captured in India by Maharaja Martand Singh.
- They do not have any known predator other than humans.