By Amelia Meyer
In contrast to what some believe, the White Tiger is neither a subspecies in its own right, nor an albino form of a ‘normal tiger. Rather, it is simply a rare form of Bengal Tiger that possesses a specific gene, giving it a lighter appearance. This variation is truly exquisite, giving the White Tiger an undeniable sense of mystery and beauty. Their blue eyes, rose-pink noses and light brown stripes make these tigers stand out from their rust-coloured peers.
The scientific name of the White Tiger is Panthera tigris, since it is merely a different coloured version of the Bengal subspecies.