FOOD FOR THE WHITE TIGER
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.