Of the 5,000 - 7,400 tigers left, 200 are white tigers
They are pretty good swimmers
Night vision is 6x better than a humans
In the last 100 years, only 12 white tigers have been spotted in the wild
The last seen white tiger in the wild was in 1959
July 29th is Global Tiger Day
They often feed on large mammals, such as wild boar, buffalo and deer. Depending upon what is available in a particular area, white tigers may also prey on smaller animals, such as fish and monkeys. They can eat up to 40 pounds at one time.White tigers are solitary animals, which means they are on their own. When cubs are born they will stay with their mother for 2 to 3 years while she teaches them everything and become full grone. Another reason these animals are close to being extinct is because hunters kill them for their precious beautiful fur.
Tigers can reach a length of up to 3.3 metres (11 feet) and weigh as much as 300 kilograms (660 pounds).
Subspecies of the tiger include the Sumatran Tiger, Siberian Tiger, Bengal Tiger, South China Tiger, Malayan Tiger and Indochinese Tiger.
Many subspecies of the tiger are either endangered or already extinct. Humans are the primary cause of this through hunting and the destruction of habitats.
Around half of tiger cubs don’t live beyond two years of age.
Tiger cubs leave their mother when they are around 2 years of age.
A group of tigers is known as an ‘ambush’ or ‘streak’.
Tigers are good swimmers and can swim up to 6 kilometres.
Rare white tigers carry a gene that is only present in around 1 in every 10000 tigers.
Tigers usually hunt alone at night time.