A rare white Bengal tiger has given birth to quadruplets at a Chinese zoo, and while one fluffy fellow was born completely white like its mum – the other three are the regular tiger orange of their wild relatives.
The quadruplets were born at the Bengal Tiger House in the Chongqing Locajoy Theme Park in the Chinese megacity of Chongqing.
The Bengal tiger, a tiger from a specific population of the Panthera tigris tigris subspecies, is categorised as ‘endangered’ by the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
In the photos, the six-year-old mother is seen caring for her four fluffy cubs, one of them completely white.
The white tiger, or bleached tiger, is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger.
They are sensitive to hearing and smell and usually have dark grey stripes on their body.
White tigers require human intervention to breed and are rarer than normal tigers.
The cubs’ father is a white tiger and this is the tiger couple’s second offspring.
There are four areas within the Chongqing Locajoy Theme Park: Global Village, Happy World, Wildlife World, where the Bengal Tiger House is located, and the Locajoy Liangjiang Hotel.
The park holds a number of different events for Chinese and international festivals, including Halloween and Christmas.
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