Tiger

Only Bengal tigers have been found with a white coat, which has far fewer apparent stripes than an orange coat.

Only Bengal tigers have been found with the white color coat. It has been determined that some individuals carry a recessive gene for a white coat color. White colored tigers are not albinos.

White tigers have far fewer apparent stripes than orange tigers. The form and density of stripes differs between subspecies, but most tigers have in excess of 100 stripes. The now extinct Javan tiger may have had far more.


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Sources | (Larson, 2006; World Animal Foundation, Tiger, Tiger Fact Sheet)

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