Tibo at Dusk in Tiger Canyons. From "Tiger- The Ultimate Guide", 2004, by Valmik Thapar: ...white tigers, exist, albeit rarely in the wild because they would be at an obvious disadvantage when hunting and so would seldom survive to pass on their white genes. White tigers are not actually albinos, which would be totally white with red eyes. Instead, they are described as leucocystic, meaning that they have a recessive trait that causes a lack of dark pigments, which produces a white coat, gray to brown stripes, and stunning blue eyes. For some reason, they also seem to grow faster and bigger than their yellow relatives.
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