Here’s a zoo in China looking for a female white tiger to mate with their resident mutated male
White Tigers are not a Species!
White tigers are freaks. It’s not the role of a Zoo to show two headed calves and white tigers.
It makes me so sad when I know how few tigers are left in the world that, of all places, a Zoo is trying to breed a mutation.
Albinos of every species have the same visual pathway abnormality found in white tigers. They’re cross-eyed, because of a disruption in the optic chiasm. Because of this visual pathway abnormality, by which some of the optic nerves are routed to the wrong side of the brain, white tigers have a problem with spatial orientation, and bump into things until they learn to compensate. White tigers can’t see as well as normal tigers and suffer from photophobia, like all albinos.
Other genetic problems include shortened tendons of the forelegs, club foot, kidney problems, arched or crooked backbone and twisted neck.
Why try to breed cats so that they have these problems?
Because people think they look cute!