White Tigers Are Man-Made Genetic Freaks
They aren’t special snow-living tigers.
Rather they are a mutant tiger created through human-forced inbreeding, reports Jackson Landers of Slate.
They should not be bred and allowed to go extinct, he writes.
The white tiger isn’t an albino.
Are white tigers a real species?
White tigers are not a species. They are the result of a recessive gene. Breeding white tigers involves inbreeding individuals and often results in terrible genetics problems.
How many white tigers are left in the world?
200 white tigers
Why white tigers shouldn’t exist?
WHITE TIGERS HAVE NO CONSERVATIONAL PURPOSE
The lack of “purebred” genetics has caused many in the zoo industry to state that white tigers have no conservational value and therefore shouldn’t exist.
What zoos have white tigers?
White tigers have been at the Cincinnati Zoo since 1974 and have been very popular with visitors. The Cincinnati Zoo is committed to tiger conservation.