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White Royal Bengal Tiger, India

About White Royal Bengal Tiger :
The white tiger (also known as the Royal Bengal Tiger) is about 3 meters long, and weighs approximately 180-285 kg (400-569 LB). Its coat lies flatter than that of the Siberian tiger, the tawny color is richer and the stripes are darker. wilds of Rewa forests.

White Bengal TigerThey do not have the pink eyes of an albino, but the famous sky blue eyes. They acquired the white coat from a recessive mutant gene. The original male tiger was captured in the Rewa forest in India. The Maharajah kept him and mated this white tiger to a normally colored female. Producing a normal colored litter. From the second litter one female was mated back to the white tiger, producing white cubs. Occasionaly a white tiger is seen in the wilds of Rewa forests.

Royal Bengal Tigers are fully grown at 2-3 years of age. Male reach weights of 200-230 kilograms and up to three metres in length. The females are 130-170 kilograms and up to 2.5 meters long. They have stripes all over their body. Their stripes are like fingerprints. No two are the same. The stripes are not only in the tigers fur, but are a pigmentation of the skin. They have a white spot on the back of their ears,whick looks like eyes.

Royal Bengal Tigers are also called as Indian tiger, they are the most numerous in population than any other tiger subspecies. They were killed as a part of sport carried out by Indian and British royalties. There number declined at a fast rate. They are one of the only two species of cats that like water. At full running speed they reach speed of up to 60 kilometers per hour. They do not possess great stamina. The average tiger sleeps between 16 to 18 hours per day.

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