The Spiritual White Tiger – Original Painting
Mixed Media on Watercolour Paper 300 gr
A3 – 29,7 x 42 cm
White tiger is very popular with pseudo sanctuary as they tend to bring more visitors and more money. White tigers are Bengal tigers. They are not albino or their own separate species, as many people think. White tigers occur when two Bengal tigers that carry a recessive gene controlling coat colour are bred together.
The entire white tiger population originated from one single white tiger that has been inbred ever since. To retain this recessive gene, zoos and breeders must continually inbreed father to daughter and father to granddaughter and so on. This inbreed has caused many genetic problems.