White Bengal tiger
The White tigers looks very elegant, graceful and beautiful. These are the special species from tiger family with a recessive gene which creates the pale coloration. It also has a generic characteristic which makes the stripes of the tiger pale. These tigers are also known as snow-white or pure white tigers. The white tiger with recessive gene are found very rarely.
The features of these White tigers are pink nose, grey mottled skin, pink paw pads, white to cream colored fur with black or ash grey, chocolate coloured stripes and ice blue eyes. The White tigers do not constitute a separate subspecies of their own and they can also breed with the orange ones. These are also not albinos. And the resulting offspring will be heterozygous and their fur will be orange. The dark striped white individuals are also know as Royal Bengal or Indian tiger.
At present we have several hundred white tigers found all over the world, where India has 100 of then and their numbers are also on the increase. These white tigers are very popular in zoos for their colour and they are used for entertainment which show cases exotic animals.