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The myth of the Rare White Bengal Tiger was an illusion meant to deceive the public into thinking that these cats were endangered and being preserved for future generations. The truth of the matter is that they aren’t even pure Bengal tigers, but rather are all the offspring of an original Siberian / Bengal cross breeding.
The inbreeding results in many defects, early deaths, still births and, as could be expected, the cats are not very bright which is why they are preferred for entertainment purposes.
As for breeding tigers of any color, Ron Tilson says, “For private owners to say, ‘We’re saving tigers,’ is a lie,” Tilson says. “They are not saving tigers; they’re breeding them for profit.”
Consider this: Only 1 in 4 tiger cubs from a white tiger bred to an orange tiger carrying the white gene are born white, and 80% of those die from birth defects associated with the inbreeding necessary to cause a white coat.
Of those surviving, most have such profound birth defects, such as immune deficiency, scoliosis of the spine (distorted spine), cleft palates, mental impairments and grotesquely crossed eyes that bulge from their skull that only a small percentage are suitable for display.
Due to these birth defects the white tigers often die an early death. According to some tiger trainers, only 1 in 30 of those white cats will consistently perform.
The number of tigers that have to be produced and disposed of in order to fill the public’s desire to see white tigers on display is staggering.
Wow I cried so hard when watching that video.
The second keeper and other zoo staff tried to pull the tiger off the man but failed. He died shortly after, Kennett said.
The tiger was put down, the park said.
White tigers in North America are all descended from one male captured in 1951 who was purposefully bred with his own offspring to produce the first white cubs.
White coloration would be a beacon in the forest and therefore a white tiger would very rarely survive.
In addition, inbreeding causes genetic maladies like hip dysplasia in dogs or hemophilia and Turnerâ€™s syndrome in humans. According to some sources, 80 percent of white cubs die.
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