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PANTHERA TIGRISPanthera tigrisThe White Bengal TigerThe Bengal TigerThe Bengal tiger is the most numerous tiger subspecies. Its populations have been estimated at 1,7061,909 in India, 440 in Bangladesh, 124229 in Nepal and 6781 in Bhutan. Since 2010, it has been classified as an endangered species by the IUCN - wikipediaTAXONOMYKINGDOMPHYLUMCLASSORDERFAMILYANIMALIACHORDATAMAMMALIACARNIVORAFELIDAESCIENTIFIC NAMEPanthera tigris ssp. tigrisSPECIES AUTHORITY(Linnaeus, 1758)COMMON NAMEEnglish Bengal tigerTAXONOMY NOTESThe Bengal Tiger probably arrived in the Indian subcontinent approximately 12,000 years ago. It occurs in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh (Luo et al. 2004).Source: www.iucnredlist.orgTHE WHITE TIGERWhite Tiger (Panthera tigris) is a tiger with a genetic condition that nearly eliminates pigment in the normally orange fur although they still have dark stripes.This occurs when a tiger inherits two copies of the recessive gene for the paler coloration: pink nose, grey-mottled skin, ice-blue eyes, and white to cream-colored fur with black, grey, or chocolate-colored stripes WHITE TIGERS ARE:A Bengal tiger with two normal alleles or one normal and one white allele is colored orange. Only a double dose of the mutant allele results in white tigers ( In fact it is even normal to find normal colored cubs in a litter of white tigers ( SPECIESWhite tigers are an endangered species (IUCN Redlist, 2009) and it is said that less than a dozen have been seen in India in about a hundred years. In fact no sightings have been reported since 1951. This may be caused by the fact that the Royal Bengal tiger population has dropped from 40,000 to 1,800 in the past ten years and as few as one in every 10,000 tigers is white. Source: About White TigerLife spanWhite tigers in the wild live about 10 - 15 years while tigers in zoos usually survive 16 20 yearsHabitat & RangeTigers do not hunt in social group like lions solitaryIn wild eat pig, cattle, deerEat as much as 40 pounds of meat at one time!After such a big meal, a tiger will not eat again for several daysWhite Tiger possess 30 large teeth (2.5-3 inches)Tigers usually dwell in an area from about 10-30 square miles where there is enough prey, cover/shelter, and waterDietAll About White TigerCaring For YoungPrefer to stay aloof, except when caring for their youngKeep young tiger for 2-3 yearsWhite Tiger in IndiaGood swimmer, poor climberSlow runner, stealthy enough to catch any prey in their sightHunt mostly at nightBorn to Bengal Tiger that carries an unusual gene needed for white coloringThe Kanha National ParkBandhavgarh National ParkRanthambore national ParkManas Wildlife SanctuaryFascinating Facts about White TigerWHY?? WHY??Some of the tigers' difficulties have resulted from:LOSS OF NATURAL HABITAT - further loss of their territories will lead to an even bigger drop in their numbers.HUNTERS - Poachers want tiger parts to sell for traditional medicinal substances used in some cultures, and also have found a good market for their skins. LAW ENFORCEMENT - Laws to help tigers exist, but they are difficult to enforce when funds aren't available to pay for adequate security forces.GENETIC INBREEDING - has resulted in high mortality rates and severe disabilities. There are many organizations to donate money to, but now all we need is to get everyone interested in helping this beautiful species that is greatly decreasingSource: www.tigertail.comCONSERVATIONWildlife OrganizationBandhavgarh Tiger TrustThe Corbett FoundationProject TigerRanthambhore FoundationThe Tiger FoundationTRAFFIC IndiaThe Wildlife Conservation SocietyWildlife Institute of IndiaWildlife Protection Society of IndiaWWF World Wide FundWhite Tiger Conservation ProgramWhite Tiger Conservation ProgramINBREEDING BIRTH DEFECT DUE TO INBREEDINGBIRTH DEFECT DUE TO INBREEDINGA CONSERVATION OR A LIE?There can be no conservation of species without conservation of habitats, ..and there can be no conservation of habitats without conservation of entire ecosystems;.. therefore, we are accountable for how our actions affect those ecosystems, in every choice that we make. Conservation!It is not about the white tiger. It is about us.Thats AllThank You