The current population of white tigers is around 200. Currently no white tigers are found in the wild. All the white tiger alive today lives in zoos and sanctuaries. During the last 20th century, only 12 white tigers were spotted in the wild.
Likewise, how many white tigers are there?
Today there are no white tigers in the wild. The last one was shot by a trophy hunter in 1958. There are 200 white tigers in captivity, the product of nine generations of inbreeding. The market value of a white tiger cub remains at previous levels – and the breeding continues.
Subsequently, question is, how rare are white tigers?
genetic mutation that is termed Leucism. This mutation is so rare that it is estimated that only one in every 10,000 tigers born in the wild is white. Due to this mutation robbing them of their camouflage, white tigers in the wild rarely survive long enough to pass on their genes.
Are white tigers normal?
Because the white coloration is so disadvantageous to survival there is no recorded evidence of a white cub ever living long enough in the wild to become an adult. That is why white tigers ONLY exist in captivity and then ONLY as the result of continual, destructive and unethical inbreeding.
Who is the white tiger on masked singer?