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Singapore Zoo: White Tiger

White Tigers are supposed to be a mutant relative of the Bengal Tiger, but these two seen at the Singapore Zoo are apparently closer to the Sumatran Tiger. The white colour arises from a gene which also leaves their eyes blue. 


Cannot recall the details now but a couple of years back, a zoo keeper was mauled to death by two tigers. It was known whether the keeper was suicidal, but he had been behaving erratically when he stepped into their enclosure. Possibly the tigers , agitated by the broom in his hands, interpretted that as aggressive move on their territory.


Helpless onlookers raised an alarm but it was swiftly over for the keeper.

Singapore Zoo: White Tiger

White Tigers are supposed to be a mutant relative of the Bengal Tiger, but these two seen at the Singapore Zoo are apparently closer to the Sumatran Tiger. The white colour arises from a gene which also leaves their eyes blue. 


Cannot recall the details now but a couple of years back, a zoo keeper was mauled to death by two tigers. It was known whether the keeper was suicidal, but he had been behaving erratically when he stepped into their enclosure. Possibly the tigers , agitated by the broom in his hands, interpretted that as aggressive move on their territory.


Helpless onlookers raised an alarm but it was swiftly over for the keeper.

comments (16)

they are rare, white tigers
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Oh I saw that news on telly too!

Singapore Zoo was like my second home when I was little!
And Ah Meng was like my grandma.
Miss her so much. smile
Ayush Basu: her memory remains. there's a cafe after her and a boat as well
Nice kitties! They are beautiful!
Magnificent white tigers!
  • lisl
  • England
  • 4 Feb 2012, 10:37
What a dreadful thing to have witnessed, Ayush. This is stunning photo of some stunning beasts
Wow what a capture Ayush my type of photography,excellent capture.
Beautiful animals aren't they.
Fine animals, their unusual colouring is amazing.
These White Tigers are splendid! Fine capture.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Feb 2012, 16:40
They are magnificent.
your story about the keeper rings a bell. They are stunning creatures
Wow, very nice picture!
Oh gosh aren't they gorgeous! Nice shot!
Fine subjects.
I've never seen these beatiful animals other than in magazines. This is a remarkable photograph!
Fabulous shot of stunning creatures. Cheers, Dave.

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