White Tiger

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The White Tiger

DescriptionThe White Tiger is scientifically known as the Panthera Tigris Tigris. It's famous fur is known about on a worldwide basis. It has a light creamy fur color which is filled in by light brown or grey stripes. White Tigers are fairly big creatures. The male White Tigers are between eight and 10.2 feet long from head to tail. Female tigers are a little bit smaller with a total length between 7.1 and 8.5 feet. The male White Tiger's total weight averages between 420 and 570 pounds. While the female White Tiger's weight averages around 350 pounds.

Habitat and DietThe White Tiger is found throughout the Indian subcontinent. It's mainly found in India, Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. They feed on almost anything ranging from termites to elephant calves. However, a key component of their diet are big animals weighing 45 lb or more such as moose, deers, pigs, cows, horses, buffalos and goats.

Threats To This AnimalThe tiger has very few enemies besides humans. Their enemies consist of large buffaloes, elephants and bears. Its defence against other animals that may attack are its large claws and very powerful teeth. The White Tigers are excellent swimmers and climbers, which saves them from floods and other disasters. This also helps it protect itself from other predators. The White Tiger is a very cautious and careful animal so it doesn't like to hunt elephants or larger animals that are bigger than it. It only attacks them if it is extremely hungry or if it is trying to defend itself or its cubs.

Interesting FactsAll white tigers have blue eyes.There are 200 White Tigers left on Earth.They are great swimmers.Their night vision is 6x better than a human's night vision.The last time a White Tiger was seen in the wild was in 1959.Global Tiger Day is annually on July 29th.

Cited Referenceshttp://nmssciencemadisonsquared.weebly.com/interesting-facts.htmlhttp://a-z-animals.com/animals/white-tiger/http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/tiger.html


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