White tigers are very rare and exotic species of tigers, which is very different from other tigers in terms of having ice-blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white fur with chocolate colored stripes. The White Bengal Tiger is the same as a Bengal Tiger, but with white fur instead of orange. The stripes on a white tiger are usually chocolate brown and may even be faint giving the appearance of an all-white coat. The white tiger has blue eyes and is not an albino as people often think.
In the last 100 years, only about a dozen such white tigers have been seen in India. During this same century, the Bengal Tiger population has dropped from 40,000 to a low of 1,800 tigers, and approximately 100,000 have lived and died, suggesting that as few as one in every 10,000 tigers is white.
Latin name: Panthera tigris
Males: 8.8 feet-10.2 fee
Females: 7 .11 feet - 8.7 feet
Males: 419-569 pounds
Females: 221-353 pounds
Diet: Consists of pigs, deer, antelopes and buffalo.
Reasons of Endangerment of White Tigers
The White Bengal tiger is close to extinction due to:
White tigers are one of the members of depleting species of tiger, with a population of less than 133 in the world, all of which are confined to life in captivity. The sunderban has been chosen as a World Heritage Site for the preservation of Royal Bengal Tiger.