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White Bengal Tiger
Usually solitary, tigers reach maturity around 5 years of age. The Bengal tiger is the national symbol of Bangladesh and India. White tigers have blue eyes in contrast to regular Bengal tigers, which have yellow eyes.
True carnivores, tigers feed on barasinga, water buffalo, gaur, muntjac and wild boar.
Tropical deciduous forests
Critically endangered and subject to poaching, tigers are protected by management programs which stress sharing benefits of tourism with local people and regeneration of habitat.
- There are legends surrounding the mysterious white Bengal tigers, who were said to descend from one individual in the early 1950s – although reports of the white tigers date back to as early as 1820.
- They are not traditionally used in endangered species breeding programs, but serve as striking ambassadors for the plight of all tigers around the world.
Panthera tigris tigris
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae, Pantherinae
Place of Birth
White with chocolate markings
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