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A big catnap could be on the cards for this gorgeous Big Cat in Singapore Zoo.

(1453 views 4th September 2012)

The endangered white tiger is either extinct or practically extinct in the wild and in practice endangered in captivity. This is not a rare sub species of tiger but is a normal black striped orange tiger with the color taken out because of the presence of a recessive gene that when in homozygous form (a pair of these genes) dilutes the back ground color to an off-white and the stripes to charcoal. It is thought that the first mutation (and white tiger) occurred in and around 1900 (src: Wild Cats of the World). This though is speculation surely? As the white tiger is a mutation its extinction or otherwise in the wild is directly linked to the extinction of the orange tiger, which is as we know gradually becoming extinct (there are about 1400 Bengal tigers left in the wild it is thought at June 2009 and it seems less than 4,000 tigers in all although we don’t have accurate figures)

Information from this webpage

Singapore Zoo, Singapore.

Canon 400d, 75-300mm lens.

I use no post-processing of any kind, unless stated.

513 views as of 22nd April 2011.
944 views as of 17th August 2011.

SOLD as a Greetings card on 18th September 2010. (Thankyou!)

TOP 10 in the Never Been Featured Challenge at the Hosting Tutorial Class.

Thank you! Featured in Hosting Tutorial Class on 17th March 2011.

Thank you! Featured in Extra-Ordinary Photography on 30th March 2011.

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big cat, cat, singapore, tiger, tigers, white tiger, zoo

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Comments

  • ashleylkphotos
    ashleylkphotosover 4 years ago

    i love this! i love all things wildlife..

  • Thankyou Ashley and welcome to RedBubble! :-)

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 4 years ago

    This is FAB! WOW! ;-) DANIELA

  • grazie, Daniela :-) I could have watched the tigers for hours :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • SylviaS
    SylviaSover 4 years ago

    We have a couple of these in the National Zoo here in DC – love them!

  • I might need to take a trip there then next time I visit the States/East Coast :-P

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    Saw this and it made me yawn – too tired…. Lovely capture.

  • You writing that made me realise I’m pretty beat too :-P

    Thankyou :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant image!!! Instant FAV!!

  • Thankyou!! And thanks for choosing this for Theme Thursday :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    absolutely excellent catch, love your animal photos

  • Thankyou! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosalmost 4 years ago

    Such a lovely shot of this beauty……..a real stunner.

  • Wow, thankyou!

    Coming from you that is exceedingly high praise!! ::grins:: ☺

    – ellismorleyphto

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayalmost 4 years ago

    Oooooooooooooooooo…………..!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a BEAUTY!!!!!

  • Thankyou!!! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous capture

  • Thanks Lyn! :-D

    – ellismorleyphto

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepalmost 4 years ago

    Way cool shot!!

  • Thanks Gena!! :-D ☺

    – ellismorleyphto

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