Male at the Cincinnati Zoo.

The white tiger (Panthera tigrisis) not an albino. Instead, the white coat and icy blue eyes are simply a rare expression of recessive genes. Estimates predict that only one out of every 10,000 tigers will display the striking black and white striped pattern.

Facts Edit

  • Where to see them: India (white tigers)
  • Height: Up to 4 ft
  • Weight: Male – 395 to 570lbs; Female - 220 to 355lbs
  • Lifespan: Up to 20 yrs in wild
  • Habitat: Forest, woodlands and wetlands
  • Diet: Primarily hoofed mammals such as wild pigs, cattle and deer, some small animals such as monkeys, birds and fish
  • Risk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)
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