White Tiger | Panthera tigris tigris
The white tiger is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger caused by a lack of the red and yellow pigments, pheomelanin, that normally produce the orange color. They are not albinos because they have blue instead of red eyes, and their fur is pigmented in the form of black stripes. Both parents must carry the unusual recessive gene for white coloring, which only happens naturally in about 1 in 10,000 births! Our white tigers live in a very large, green environment. We are very grateful that we can give these rare animals a home here in Serengeti Park. There are only about 300 white tigers around the world! Experience one of the most beautiful species in the world and the pride of Serengeti Park!