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Endangered Animals: White Tigers
Transcript of Endangered Animals: White Tigers
A white tiger's pale coloration is due to the lack of the red and yellow pigments that normally produce the orange color.
Because of the extreme rarity of white tigers, people have been inbreeding them for years. However, inbreeding can cause severe birth defects, such as cross eyes, down syndrome, spinal deformities, mental impairments, etc.
How they are endangered
White tigers are mostly endangered because of inbreeding. So many white tigers die from too many horrible birth defects.
White tigers occur after breeding two Bengal tigers with a recessive gene that controls coat color. White tigers are so rare, that they are usually born every 10,000 births.
This is Kenny, He is an
inbred white tiger. he has
down syndrome, cross eyes
and many other birth defects.
Because of white tigers beautiful white fur, people are actually poaching their fur, to sell. This is killing too many animals. It is illegal to poach/kill harmless animals.
How To Help The White Tigers
You can help white tigers by refusing to visit any place that breeds them or uses them for shows. This is because white tigers can only be reproduced by inbreeding with close family members white tiger are not for show. They should be kept alive.
You probably won't find poached white tiger fur, because they're so rare, but you can also help by not buying their fur. Don't hunt and kill them, let the be free.
Mohan The White Tiger
Mohan was found and captured as a cub in 1915. He was with 2 other cubs, both orange and black. The orange and black cubs were shot, as well as their orange and black mother. Mohan was taken away, by Maharja of Rewa. Maharja of Rewa was an Indian group that kept white tigers and many other animals in captivity.
Mohan was bred with an orange and black Bengal Tigress, and had 8 cubs. four of the cubs were white tigers.
White Tigers In Captivity
The last white tiger ever seen in the wild, was shot in 1958. There are a few white tigers left in captivity. At
Big Cat Rescue
, there is one female white tiger, named Zamu.
In conclusion, white tigers are endagered, and close to extinction. While some people try to help the white tigers, others abuse and use them for their own selling, and shows. They're are also inbreeding them to try and make more and more, but they are failing. This needs to stop. These harmless, beautiful creatures should be left alone. I got most of my information at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_tiger And http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_white_tigers
They're very, very, very few white tigers left in the world, most tigers in captivity are being inbred, or abused.
An additional genetic condition can remove most of the striping of a white tiger, making the animal almost pure white. One such specimen was exhibited at Exeter Change in England in 1820, and described by Georges Cuvier as "A white variety of Tiger is sometimes seen, with the stripes very opaque, and not to be observed except in certain angles of light.
Baby white tigers, known as cubs, feed off their mother for 10 weeks after birth. In that period the mother teaches the cubs how to hunt and stock their prey
White tigers are known mostly for their white fur, blue eyes, and pink nose. They are found in places such as: Europe, India, and South Africa.
By: Pandora & Lourdes