Activism,  Conservation,  Wildlife

The Dark Truth Behind White Tigers

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By Jaco 

Let’s face it, White Tigers have captured our hearts over the years.

Featuring in pretty much everything, from art to fantasy, they are truly beautiful.

BUT there is a seriously dark side to the beautiful animals we know today…

1. Inbred White Tigers

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In an effort to keep the blue eyed, white tiger at their zoos, inbreeding has been taking place, making these odd looking offspring.

2. Kenny The White Tiger

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Kenny is an inbred white tiger, but he has an extra wider face, a petite snout, and warped buck teeth.

3. Scarcity

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White tigers are rare as only 1 in 10,000 tigers are born with the lack of pigment called Leucism, which is accountable for the white and black fur, and their penetrating blue eyes.

4. His Brother

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Willie is Kenny’s brother, and also suffers from crossed eyes due to inbreeding, and he didn’t not even end up with a white coat.

5. Private Breeders

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Kenny was saved at two years old from a private breeder in 2000. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge saved the malformed tiger in Arkansas.

6. Zabu

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This female white tiger, Zabu was also inbred and born with an eternal smile because of a cleft lip.

7. Kenny And Willi

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All the white tigers you see today are inbred, though not all are distorted.

Source: Amazing Wildlife

 

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