White Bengal Tiger Splash show
The six-year-old male Bengal regularly dives into a large glass-fronted tank to gobble up chunks of meat in front of amazed crowds at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Zoo in Vallejo, near San Francisco. He is about 10ft long from nose to tail, and is an excellent swimmer.
White tigers – the colour is caused by an unusual genetic combination – are rare in the wild, although there are several dozen in zoos.
Odin was hand-raised at the zoo. And after he was weaned, his British trainer Lee Munro discovered his remarkable skill: when a lump of meat was thrown into a pool of water, Odin would happily dive in after it.
In fact, although Big Cats generally do not like water, tigers of all types have been spotted taking to the water to hunt and even to bathe for pleasure.
Odin can now be observed in action – a large pool with glass walls has been constructed at the zoo to allow visitors to watch him gliding through the water with all the grace of a polar bear.
Tragically, within our lifetimes, zoos might be the only places left to see these magnificent animals.
A century ago there were about 100,000 tigers in the wild. Now there are just 2,500 adults, with the Bengal variety almost extinct.

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Horaayy..there are 11 comment(s) for me so far ;)

# 1 - Taylor_Blue - 30/06/2007 - 5:12 pm

I love white tigers…what amazing pics!


# 2 - Sanna - 30/06/2007 - 7:40 pm

Amazing photos – what a wonderful creature this tiger is! And quite scary…


# 3 - Nellioness - 02/07/2007 - 9:47 am

WOW…

I’m impressed!

I sooo love cats and these photos are fantastic, full of emotion and colors!

Great site!
Keep it up!!!


# 4 - rvnx11 - 02/07/2007 - 11:37 pm

Never in my life have I witnessed such amazing photos. Very impressive. Thanks for sharing.


# 5 - bobby284 - 02/02/2008 - 9:44 am

As much as I love these amazing creatures, it’s so awful that almost all of them live in captivtiy. How awful, those poor animals have to live their lives out in a crummy little area when really they should be out in the wild living the life they were born to have.


# 6 - yanileyis ruiz - 11/02/2008 - 10:40 am

i luv tigers and people should’t kill them!!!:(


# 7 - —Becca– - 25/03/2008 - 11:51 am

omg what lovely photos
the water is lovely and clear
and the tiger is so amazing
the fact that tigers are so fierce yet so graceful makes me love them so much more
this summer i am goin to kenya on a safari tour
shame theres no tigers :( <//333
hopefully ill get my parents to take me to india soon
ooops went on a bit havent i
lol
bye xxxxxxx
(keep up the good work x)


# 8 - malakii - 07/04/2008 - 2:23 pm

omg. yoo thats soooo freaky!!!


# 9 - lisa - 13/08/2008 - 7:55 pm

It’s bad enough we have to worry about sharks in the water… I think tigers are even scarier!


# 10 - j. stan smith - 10/09/2009 - 8:27 am

the human race is the worst thing ever for this planet. this site make me ill. these images and idiot comments like “i’m impressed” and “wow” meke me weep fo the half-handful of wild Tigers yet to be killed, caged or poached.


# 11 - tg - 07/02/2012 - 10:29 pm

i think dat white tigers r sooo beutiful


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