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 live in Asia, which is where their natural habitats are. They are most likely found in the swamps, grasslands and rain forests of Southeast Asia, China, Korea and Russia.Full Answer >
Tigers reproduce by first reaching sexual maturity, waiting for the female to enter the estrus cycle, allowing the courtship process to begin and then finally mating with one another. Most tiger births involve three to four cubs and the mother protects her young cubs until they are approximately 2 1/2 years, reports Defenders of Wildlife.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 >
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 >