The Amazing White Tiger By Joshua Rimondi


My animal, The White Tiger, lives in the rainforest. There are rainforests in India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. The rainforest is a tropical broadleaf evergreen forest, with peat and freshwater swamps. Tigers also need a lot of space to roam around. A tiger's territory/shelter can be up to a 75 square mile radius. The rainforest is warm which is a perfect temperature for my animal. These qualities together make a great environment that my animal can thrive in.

This is the Rainforest


My animal, the White Tiger, is a carnivore and it hunts to get its food. It can eat a variety of prey ranging in size from termites to elephant calves. However, an important or main part of their diet include large-bodied prey. This prey can weigh about 20 kg (45 lb) or larger such as moose, various deer species, pigs, cows, horses, buffalo and goats. Occasionally they may consume tapirs, elephant and rhinoceros calves, bear species, leopards and Asiatic wild dogs. Tigers mainly rely on their sense of sight and hearing rather than on smell when hunting prey. They carefully hunt their prey by sneaking up behind them so they are unsuspecting. When they get close enough, they bite the neck and/ or throat which would be fatal to the prey. Tigers may consume up to 40 kg (88 pounds) of meat in one sitting. Tigers consume approximately 50 deer-sized animals each year, about one per week. Tigers will also hunt for fish when swimming.

This is a deer herd


While most cats despise water, tigers love taking baths to help keep themselves cool during the hottest parts of the day. They'll submerge themselves in nearby lakes and streams, soaking for up to an hour, but neck deep only. Tigers don't like getting water in their eyes, to the point that they'll actually enter the water backwards to prevent this from happening. Once they return to dry land, the combination of the wetness and the wind has a pleasant cooling effect on the tiger's body. Once they start to overheat again, they start the process all over. Also, thanks to their webbed feet, tigers are powerful swimmers, and have been known to travel 20 miles and swim up to 6 kilometers (3.72823miles) in a single outing!

This is a White Tiger in the water

Sadly, this awesomeness comes with a price. These amazing animals are endangered with only 3,890 of them left. They haven't been seen in 50 years outside in the wild because we have captured them due to the mutation of the white fur. This is the amazing White Tiger!

Fun Facts

  • White Bengal Tiger is another name for them
  • They weigh 140 kg - 300 kg (309 lbs - 660 lbs)
  • They usually have 3 babies
  • Their young is called a cub
  • They live between 10-20 years
  • They don't live as long as a regular Bengal Tiger
  • They are white because of a special mutation
  • None have been seen in the wild for 50 years
  • Only has blue eyes
  • Has 6x better vision at night than humans
  • The mutation of white fur is caused by a gene
  • The "White" gene is only in 1 of every 10,000 tigers
  • Only Bengal Tigers can have the gene that causes white fur
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Joshua Rimondi

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