White Tiger

Panthera tigris

The white tiger is not an albino. Instead, the white coat and icy blue eyes are simply a rare expression of recessive genes. Estimates predict that only one out of every 10,000 tigers will display the striking black and white striped pattern.

Fact File

Species @ Risk Image
where to see themWhere to see them: Cat Canyon
heightHeight: Up to 4 ft
weightWeight: Male – 395 to 570lbs; Female - 220 to 355lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 20 yrs
habitatHabitat: Forest, woodlands and wetlands
dietDiet: Primarily hoofed mammals such as wild pigs, cattle and deer, some small animals such as monkeys, birds and fish
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Endangered)