Feeding time for a baby white tiger

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A baby white tiger being fed by bottle by Ewa (translator/friend) at the suburg zoo in Guangzhou, China.

White tigers are individual specimens of the ordinary orange tiger (Panthera tigris), with a genetic condition that causes paler colouration. White tigers occur whe inbreeding — usually between parents and cubs — produces offspring with two copies of a recessive gene - euw, that I did not know!

Historically, white tigers have been reported in nature in northern China, in the geographic range of the Siberian tiger and in the Indo-Chinese. In more recent centuries they have been recorded in the wild during the Mughal Period (in India) from 1556 - 1605 AD. A painting from 1590 of Akbar hunting tigers near Gwalior depicts 4 tigers, 2 of which appear white. One of the earliest displayed in London in 1820 being described by Rev. J G Woods as "a creamy white, with the ordinary tigerine stripes so faintly marked that they were only visible in certain lights"

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  1. Tambako the Jaguar 92 months ago | reply

    Hey! Your shot is purrrrfect! I invite you to submit it to my 'White Tigers' group.
    Thanks in advance!

  2. Maria - kjoo 91 months ago | reply

    gosh! Can´t get a gorgeous face than this!

  3. Eldad Hagar (Please support Hope For Paws) 90 months ago | reply

    wow... what a beautiful creature!! Awesome shot.

  4. H. Almeida 79 months ago | reply

    Essa para mim é novidade já vi onça de olhos na cor castanho, mel e preto agora azul para mim foi a primeira vez valeu!

  5. lil1redroo 79 months ago | reply

    That's sooooo cute! the eyes are adorable! and the wittle pink nose :)

  6. Little Lioness 75 months ago | reply

    It's wonderful that you are aware of the inbreeding situation. So many people don't ever understand the horrible lengths that people will go to to 'create' such animals as this.

    You’re invited to display your amazing shot in the White Tiger Awareness Group!

    Thanks in Advance!

  7. M$ Koala DrEaM 75 months ago | reply

    Love your picture!

    Please consider joining our group and adding your photo's to " ALL MEMORIES WELCOME (Public Group)"

  8. Tambako the Jaguar 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Vos plus belles photos[Nature only] - ( Invite pictures only), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  9. travelinfool55 65 months ago | reply


    Your picture is really excellent !
    Vos plus belles photos (Nature only)!

  10. HighlandThistle [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

    Strangely human face....

  11. Danny's Nature 59 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Wild Cats of the World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  12. crazy*diamond 55 months ago | reply

    such a human face

  13. Hazel 1223 53 months ago | reply

    Omg soooooo cute <3

  14. Hani London 52 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Flickr Big Cats, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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