Mohan was featured in the National Geographic documentary “Great Zoos Of The World” in 1970.
He died later that year, aged almost 20, and was laid to rest with Hindu rites as the palace staff observed official mourning.
He was the last recorded white tiger born in the wild.
Who killed the last white tiger?
Are white tigers extinct?
The white tiger is not a separate subspecies and therefore not in danger of extinction, they do not live anywhere on the globe where their white coloration would help them survive, they do not have a native habitat, they are severely inbred and therefore have severe health problems, and they are cross-bred.
Are white tigers still alive?
According to Kailash Sankhala, the last white tiger ever seen in the wild was shot in 1958. Today there is a large number of white tigers in captivity. It has also been possible to expand the white-gene pool by outcrossing white tigers with unrelated orange tigers and then using the cubs to produce more white tigers.
How many white tigers are left in the world 2019?
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. The market value of a white tiger cub remains at previous levels – and the breeding continues.
Do white tigers exist?
While white tigers are indeed rare, they’re not a separate subspecies and they’re not albinos. The last known wild white tiger was shot in 1958. Today, white tigers exist only in captivity in zoos, wildlife sanctuaries, and private collections.
Do black tigers exist?
So-called black tigers are due to pseudo-melanism. Pseudo-melanistic tigers have thick stripes so close together that the tawny background is barely visible between stripes. Pseudo-melanistic tigers exist and can be seen in the wild and in zoos. Such tigers are said to be getting more common due to inbreeding.