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Adaptations of the White Tiger
Transcript of Adaptations of the White Tiger
Adaptations of the White Tiger
An adaptation of the white tiger is that they have powerful jaws to help catch and feed on prey.
The white tiger one of the species with the best sense of smell.
The eye sight is of a white tiger comes in handy as a tiger is hunting.
And the fur coat protects these big cats from cold and hot weather.
Facts about the White Tiger
White tigers are good swimmers. However, these big cats can't climb trees.
The white recessive gene that is responsible for the beautiful white fur on white tigers, phenotypically only happens in the wild every one in 10,000 births.
Endangerment Issues & Adaptation Help
The endangerment issues that white tigers face are pretty bad. The white tigers are an endangered species. The reason the white tiger is so rare is because of the ratio of white tigers born to orange tigers born is one in every 10,000 tiger births. The adaptations such as keen eye sight and a sharp sense of smell can help the tiger get away from danger quickly, all help a white tiger survive in this dangerous world.
To this day, there is a debate of whether white tigers originated in Siberia or India. The chances of occurrence of a white recessive gene in Siberian tigers are low. So far, no Siberian white tiger has been born in captivity.
White tigers normally build their habitats in moist jungles, tropical rainforests, mangrove swamps, and in places where the freshwater is abundant.
White Tiger Habitat
The white tiger habitat is moist jungles, mangrove swamps, tropical rainforests, and a place where freshwater is abundant.
White Tiger Classification
Where are the White Tigers?
Panthera tigris tigris
Other Name(s): White Bengal Tiger
Number Of Species: 1
Location: Indian subcontinent
Dense jungle and mangrove swamp
http://memolition.com/2014/02/28/the-first-tiger-with-down-syndrome/ White Tiger
with Down Syndrome
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Just For Fun!
This is Kenny, the first tiger with Down Syndrome. Kenny is the cause of trying to inbreed orange and white tiger. Inbreeding can be dangerous for any animal. Kenny lived 10 years in the zoo and he died in 2008.
While Kenny was alive people just fell in love with his sweet face and his friendliness. Kenny was non-aggressive and a big sweetheart.