White tigers are larger than orange tigers. The wool of these tigers is pale and has a chocolate-colored strip. The eyes of the white tiger are blue. The average weight of these tigers is 400-550 kg, and their length ranges from 3-3.5 m. The offspring of these tigers range from 1-6 calves, which remain with the mother until they reach 2-2 ½ years. The main food of these tigers is deer. However, white tigers also feed on wild pigs, cattle and fish. Along with this basic information about the white tiger, let’s look at some other facts.
It is difficult to find white tigers in the wild. Most of today’s white tigers are in captivity. Of the several hundred white tigers in the world, 100 are in India.
Many white tigers are related to each other, i.e. Inbreeding is necessary to preserve the recessive gene responsible for the appearance of white color.
The white tigers with the Bengal-Siberian mixed line, most likely, have a problem called “strabismus.” This problem is the result of the angle of view that is distributed incorrectly. The ‘Rewati’ white Bengal tiger was the only pure breed that had a strabismus.
The life expectancy of white tigers is less than that of orange tigers. The altered genes of these tigers are one of the reasons for the short life expectancy. Inbreeding depression is known to be another cause of low life expectancy.
The presence of a white Siberian tiger is a matter of debate. The probability of a white recessive gene in Siberian tigers is low. This is because no Siberian white tiger was born in captivity to the present day.
The only Siberian tigers with a white complexion are the Bengal tigers that were born as a result of breeding.
The white recessive gene, which is responsible for pale fur, is phenotypically expressed once per 10,000 children born in the wild.