Golden Tabby Tiger Facts
- Though not technically a species in its own right, the beautiful Golden Tabby Tiger currently lists as the third rarest creature on earth. With almost absolute certainty, no survivors exist in the wild and only 30 in captivity.
- This animal does not technically qualify as a separate species. Instead, it represents the result of a recessive gene arising from the inter-breeding of a Bengal and an Amur tiger. This occurred in captivity in the early 20th century. In effect…it represents a mutation.
- Our moral compass here questions why this species exists at all.
- The colors of this mammal’s coat remain lighter than that of other tigers and would be an actual disadvantage in the wild, as a result of reduced camouflage capability. Humans cannot create something better than Nature would.
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Golden Tabby Tiger Mutation
Although an individual Golden Tabby Tiger can occur in the wild, none are known to exist at this time.
An unknown individual in India, in Asia, in the early 20th century killed the last known wild individual in existence.
For reasons which scientists have yet to clarify, all of these tigers actually develop slightly larger than even the mighty Bengal Tiger.
This makes this mutated version the largest of all known tigers, though it still isn’t a separate species.
Golden Tabby Tiger Research
Scientific research involving this particular variety of the majestic tiger remains scarce due to its limited numbers.
Yet, researchers have made one rather interesting observation. Various tests indicate that the Golden Tabby Tiger also appears to be slightly more intelligent than other tigers.
Every single known Golden Tabby Tiger alive today constitutes a direct descendant of a mixed breed tiger named Tony, via the only one of his many descendants to successfully breed, a male named Bhim.
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Thank you for all the great info.
But how can we save these tigers?
This helped with my project sooo much!!
I love Golden Tabby Tigers.
The sad thing is that there’s only 30 left in the world!!!!!
they are so pretty and they look like a zebra , bengal tiger , and white tiger