Blue Tigers (also known as Maltese Tigers) have a blue-grey base coat with charcoal stripes.
Both of these variations are extremely rare and are believed by some to be due to inbreeding (which causes the weakening of healthy genetics).
They are usually smaller than their common-coloured peers.
Can Tigers be blue?
The Maltese tiger (also called the blue tiger) is a reported but unproven coloration morph of the South China tiger, reported mostly in the Fujian Province of China. It is said to have bluish fur with dark grey stripes. Blue tigers have also been reported in Korea.
What colors can tigers be?
There are three definite colors of tigers; standard orange with black stripes, white with black or dark stripes, and the golden tiger with cinnamon stripes.
How many blue tigers are left in the world?
There are now an estimated 3,890 wild tigers, mostly in Asia, up from a worldwide tiger population of 3,200 estimated in 2010, the World Wildlife Fund and Global Tiger Forum announced on Monday.
What is the rarest tiger in the world?
The South China Tiger is considered the rarest tiger in the world.
- Malayan Tiger.
- Indochinese Tiger.
- Bengal Tiger.
- Amur Tiger.
- Sumatran Tiger.
- South China Tiger.