Where can white tigers be found?
Bengal tigers often live in the dense jungles of Asian countries like India and China, while Siberian tigers are found in Russia. White tigers are generally Bengal tigers born with a genetic defect that prevents the orange pigmentation for which tigers are typically known.
How rare are white tigers?
White tigers are simply a novelty with no conservation value at all. They’re very rare in the wild for a reason, possibly as few as 1 in 10,000 wild tiger births. They’re a bad genetic mutation that Mother Nature eliminates.
How many white tigers are there?
Today there are no white tigers in the wild. The last one was shot by a trophy hunter in 1958. There are 200 white tigers in captivity, the product of nine generations of inbreeding.
Are there natural white tigers?
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. White tigers are not natural & many are born with defects — sad.