Mother Nature had a great day when she created this genetic anomaly. I made this sculpture for the true animal lovers, of which I am one. I can think of nothing I would love more then to receive a gift with special meaning. This piece is sure to bring many, many years of joy to the receiver.
The White Tiger is a solitary subspecies of Tiger, found throughout the Indian subcontinent. They are incredibly rare as their coloration is dependent on a defective, recessive gene that is passed on from their parents. Over the past couple of centuries the White Tiger has become even rarer in the wild due to trophy hunting or capture for the exotic pet trade, with there having been no recorded sightings of these elusive predators for the past 50 years. Today, the White Tiger can still be found in a handful of zoos and animal sanctuaries around the world with these large and beautiful felines often being the star attraction. Along with the Bengal Tiger, the White Tiger is considered to be the second largest species of Tiger in the world after the Siberian Tiger.
Unlike the white variations found in other animal species, the White Tiger is not an albino as they still carry some form of pigment that creates their fur color, as some individuals are known to retain an orange tinge to their white colored fur. Like other Tiger species, the White Tiger has black or dark brown stripes that run vertically along it's body, the pattern of which is unique to both the Tiger species and the individual. Along with the change in fur color, the gene carried by the White Tiger's parents also means that they have blue eyes rather than the green or yellow colored eyes of normal Bengal Tigers. Despite the beauty of the White Tiger's fur, it does in fact give these individuals a disadvantage as they are not so easily camouflaged into the surrounding jungle.
This beautiful, male white tiger stand 4 inches at the shoulder and is 5 inches from the hind quarter to the chest. His tail measures 3 inches and is wired for positioning, as is the body. I craft my pieces for longevity and beauty. I use only the best materials to add to the beauty. He has the typical blue eyes known to this tiger.
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