That sure looks like a white tiger under blue lights. I've worked with white tigers, and sometimes they can show different colors, but not quite so
dramatic. I had one that still showed a slight bit of tan, and another that had a slight bluish grey tint around the head.
Would be cool if it's real, a melanistic tiger? I think it's lighting though, white tiger hair is very good at reflecting light.
It is an artist rendition of what a Maltese Tiger would look like.
No Maltese (blue) tigers have been seen nor have any been bred. There have been sporadic reports of these tigers as well as blue cheetahs, lions,
green cheetahs, but to date none have ever been photographed, captured or killed.
check out the links below www.lairweb.org.nz...Hybrid Mutant Big Cats
perhaps a trick of the light in this instance, although there is a myth that a blue tiger does exist . Here are a couple of links in which the maltese
tiger is described www.lairweb.org.nz... en.wikipedia.org...
It would be a sight to see, I'm sure. For some reason , blue animals seem to be perticularly stunning.
since when has maltese been a color? i'm maltese, but that's because i'm from MALTA. but it does seem interesting that an offshoot line of
pigmentation could have formed in an isolated community of tigers.
I breed semi large cats for as a side line and ive been in the exotic animal industry for a little over 15 years now and i have not seen such a beast.
However i have seen the blue color morph in several other animals , generally not as pronounced in these photos but similiar and it is acknoledged or
called blue. As to the person who mentioned melanistic i think they have there terms mixed up as if this where a melanistic tiger it would be black
with black stripes.
Melanistic - derived from melanin, a dark coloured skin and hair pigment. In cats, melanism results in the fur of the animal being very dark or black
in colour. In many cases the usual markings of the animal can be faintly seen through the dark fur, especially at certain angles in bright sunlight
interesting topic. unfortunatly i have to agree those pictures look fake. i have studied tiger color's though and so far there are 4 known
Golden (google it and youll find a pic)
and the rarest Black. the black is the rarest and the only reason people don't consider it a legend like the blue tiger is because of a black pelt
that's in a museam (don't know if the authenticity has been tested)
and i also know about the blue Tiger though i didn't know there were actual sightings, intresting
i never knew my tiger knowledge would come in handy on a forum like this anyway send more links about the sightings id like to find out more
The fake was nicely done though. I have found a picture of a white horse, and everywhere the shadow hit it, the shadow turned out blue. This is more
like the main creating a shadow on the neck, and the tail creating a shadow.
Could it be possible that this tiger was somewhere where something was casting a large shadow over the white tiger? Could it be possible that when
people see the white tiger, they possibly think it is partically blue because the shadow appears blue on the tiger? Does anyone know if shadows tend
to appear or photograph as blue on white animals in general?
ey blue tiger hass been discover ,hold in captivety in oklahoma more than fifty years ego antil he died . They make a stufted animal out him what you
can see today. Also they study with moder tecenology to determend if pygment making cells are relly make blue color . At the and they found presnts of
blu type cells. And that the color is naturol and it is 100% not fake.
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