* Threatened or Endangered
White Bengal Tiger *
: Panthera tigris
: Bengal tigers are found in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar and southern Tibet.
: Wild boar, wild deer and antelope, gaur, water buffalo, fish, hares, monkeys and peacocks. Young Asian elephants and rhino calves when available.
: Weight 300 to 600 lbs.
: Very rare in the wild, if indeed any are left. In the early 1900’s, several animals were observed. At one time, the Indian government had plans to reintroduce them back into the wild.
These beautiful cats are known to have occurred in the wild, though very rarely. The white coloration makes them stand out in their habitat, making it more difficult for them to catch prey and also makes them more prone to attacks from other predators. This special cat is on loan from The Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species. (T.I.G.E.R.S.)