A white tiger is a Bengal tiger – it is not a species or sub-species of tiger as some people think. It has a creamy white coat, blue eyes and gray or brown-colored stripes. Pretty beautiful!
Like all Bengal tigers they used to live in the wild in Asia, particularly in countries like India. Now though, they live in captivity, which helps keep them protected.
White Tiger Facts:
White tigers can weigh up to around 570 pounds, which is a little more than the weight of two giant pandas.
They can grow to be more than ten feet long.
They like living in forests and grassy areas, and their stripes help give them some camouflage!
White tigers are white due to their genes, or their genetics. Maybe you can ask your teacher what this means, but really it’s all about the characteristics you inherit from your parents and family.
The face of a white tiger is similar to that of any other Bengal tiger. They are only different when it comes to their color. The fur on their face is white, meaning you can easily tell them apart from other Bengal tigers.
A white tiger also has very intriguing eyes – they are sapphire blue which combined with their white coat, makes them look very attractive and fascinating.
White male tigers weigh approximately 190 to 260 kg (420 to 570 pounds). You sure wouldn’t be able to lift them very easily, even if you did get close to one!
They can run quite fast – around 60 miles per hour. Can you run that fast?
White tigers live from around 10-20 years.