Tigers of any color are top-end predators, but white tigers are rare outside of zoos. A white tiger is a variation of a Bengal tiger, according to Southwick's Zoo. The white fur is associated with a weakened immune system and other genetic problems.Know More
White tigers are not albino. A white tiger's unusual color is caused by a recessive gene that suppresses expression of the pigment pheomelanin; and, that pigment is normally responsible for red and yellow coloring. Some white tigers also carry a gene that makes their stripes very pale.
White tigers share an enzyme with Siamese cats and Himalayan rabbits that causes their fur to darken in response to cold. White tigers bred in captivity often have crossed eyes, crooked backbones, kidney problems and reduced fertility as the result of inbreeding.Learn more about Large Cats
Tigers grow up to 3.5 feet tall at the shoulder, and the largest, Siberian tigers, weigh over 675 pounds. Male Siberian tigers are bigger than their female counterparts as well as Sumatran tigers, which only grow to be about 310 pounds. A Siberian tiger's body can reach over 11 feet.Full Answer >
Tigers can move very quickly and quietly, and being talented hunters, they can leap 15 feet in just one go. They are also very good at swimming, although they aren't very apt at climbing.Full Answer >
Tigers do not hibernate. However, they spend much of their time sleeping. They can clock up to 16 hours of sleep per day, meaning they can spend about 66 percent of their time asleep.Full Answer >
Tigers are carnivorous animals that eat a wide range of animals depending on the habitat of the tigers and the availability of food. Often this means that tigers feed on deer and buffalo or even snakes.Full Answer >