Rare white tiger triplets meet public in east China safari park

Three white tiger cubs made their public debut recently at the Nantong Forest Safari Park in east China's Jiangsu Province. One has black stripes, while the other two are almost pure white.

The triplets were born on September 30, 2022 to a white Bengal tiger conceived naturally in the wildlife park. Most Bengal tigers have orange fur. The white color is due to a lack of a pigment called pheomelanin. To give birth to a white Bengal tiger, both parents must carry an unusual gene. If they carry the double recessive allele in the genetic code, the chance of giving birth to a white Bengal tiger is one in 100,000.

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