Friends, have you heard about the Stripless White Tiger and the Golden Tiger, both these tigers have been seen in Assam of India’s jungles, but due to excessive hunting, this tiger came to an end, and no such tiger in the forest since 1900. Did not see.
But in 2016, a Golden Tigres was seen in the camera trap of Kaziranga National Park, and in 2017 a man posted a photo on his Twitter saying that he had taken this photo from Kaziranga National Park.
What and how are golden tigers?
A golden tiger, sometimes called a Golden Tabby Tiger or Strawberry Tiger, is a tiger, with a color, due to a recurring gene. Like white tigers and black tigers, it is a color variant and not a separate subspecies. Known for its golden or yellow-golden color and red-brown (black) stripes, the golden tiger color comes from a hatta-Katta trait referred to as the “resident band” that affects the production of black during the hair growth cycle. Tiger colors that differ from the typical orange with black strip occur in nature, but in a very small number.
In captivity, all the golden tabby tigers seem traceable to a white tiger named Bhima, a white son of a part Amur tiger named Tony. Tony is considered a common ancestor of all white tigers in North America. Bhima was the carrier of the wideband gene and carried it to some of his offspring. Bhima bites his sister Sumita (who was also the carrier of the wideband gene), giving birth to white tigers with no stripes (i.e., there were two copies of the wideband gene). Bhima was reared for a common orange tigress named Kimanthi, and then from that mating to her own orange daughter Indira. Bhima and Indira’s intercourse with striped white, striped white, normal orange, and golden tabby offspring indicate that both Bhima and his daughter carried the broadband gene. When the Golden Tabby male offspring were retained for the normal orange female offspring, both the Golden Tabby Tiger and the White Tiger were produced.
Litters of different colored cubs are not uncommon because the combination of white and golden bobby colors is recursive. Genes made by parents. White tigers, such as Mohan of Dreamworld (named after a white tiger caught in India in the 1950s), are highly taboo. Inbreeding reduces genetic variability and can cause hidden genes to appear because there is a great possibility that two recurring genes will be found.
An analysis of the Golden Tiger family trees shows that the Golden Tiger is a genetically normal orange tiger. Recursively modified genes, perhaps broadband genes. This same broadband gene also gives rise to striped white tigers. A white tiger that inherits two copies of the recurring broadband gene will be a striped white. A typical orange tiger that inherits two copies of the recurring broadband gene would be a golden tabby. Wideband genes are run independently of white genes.
let’s know about Tigers
The tigers are the largest of all cat species and are known for their body stripes. The stripes of all tigers are as different as human fingerprints.
Tiger mostly likes to hunt deer and other core animals. Tiger is a Territorial and Solitary animal. It mostly likes to be alone.
The tigers were once found from east Eurasia to the black sea to the west and the Indian Ocean to the south, and from Colima to Sumatra in the east, their range has reduced to 93 percent in just 100 years.
Today it is found in the open grasslands and tropical evergreen marshes of Siberia.
Nine subspecies of tiger are considered, out of which three have been extinct; the tiger’s first subspecies is the Bengal tiger.
The number of Bengal tigers is about 2226 in India, 198 in Nepal, 103 in Bhutan; the number of tigers has increased in all these countries, but in Bangladesh, there were 400 tigers, now only 106 are left.
The Bengal tiger’s average weight is 200 kg, but the average weight of Northern India and Nepal‘s tigers is about 235 kg.
The Caspian tiger became extinct in 1970; due to its extinction, it was very much hunted. It was almost like a Bengal tiger in size, but genetic analysis shows that it was a close relative to the Siberian tiger.
A Siberian tiger’s average weight is 246 kg, but some Siberian tigers weigh more than 300 kg. They are 564 in Russia, and some tigers are also in China, but the Siberian tiger has extinct in Mongolia, North Korea, and South Korea.
Indo-Chinese tigers are slightly smaller than Bengal tigers; the henna has an average weight of 170 kg, their number is about 350. Their number is low due to their hunting for Chinese medicine.
Malayan tigers and Indochinese tigers have no clear differential and are believed to weight 130 kg and are about 300 in number.
South China Tiger
South China tiger is the oldest of all tiger subspecies. It weighs 175 kg. This tiger has extinct in the wild and has a captive population of 73.
Javan Tiger’s average weight 120 kg and IA meat have become extinct in 1970.
Bali tigers were the smallest of all tiger subspecies and had an average weight of 95 kg, and the last Bali tiger was killed in 1937.
Sumatran Tiger is the last subspecies of tiger, has an average weight of 119 KG, and is the smallest of all live tiger subspecies; they are around 500 and are found in 10 protected areas.
Some scientists believe that there are only two species of Tiger, first mainland tiger and second Sunda island tiger.
Mainland tigers include Siberian, Bengal, Caspian, Indochinese, South China, and Malayan tigers.
The same Sunda Island Tiger includes Bali, Sumatran, Javan Tiger.
Tiger’s most close relative lion was considered for many years, but recent research has shown that Tiger’s closest relative is Snow Leopard.
The largest tiger to date was a Bengal tiger weighing 388 Kg.
Tigers have an average length of 10ft 8inch and their average weight is about 215 Kg.
Their size depends on their area, climate, and availability of prey like. The Tigers of Sundarbans have an average weight of 114 kg, while the Tigers of Assam have an average weight of 240 kg.
You must have heard about the white tiger. The white tiger is white due to a white gin, which should be in both the parents.
White jean is found only in Bengal tigers, there are about 200 white tigers in the world, out of which 100 are found in India only.
All the white tigers of the world are descendants of the same white tiger, which was caught by Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa Madhya Pradesh in 1951; he named this Bengal tiger as Mohan.
Friends India is the only country where white tigers have been seen in the forests, although no white tiger has been seen in the forests in the last 20 years.
Some interesting facts related to Tigers
- A part from Jaguar, Tiger is the only big cat who loves swimming.
- Tiger, despite being the biggest of all the Big Cats, can run at a speed of 65 kilometers per hour.
- The roar of the tiger can be heard from 3 kilometers away.
- Tigers can sometimes jump 7 to 8 meters.
- Most tigers in India hunt sambar deers and gaurs, and in Siberia, the tigers mostly hunt Manchurian wapitis and wild boars and are among its 80% prey.
- Siberian tiger’s 20% prey includes Sika deer, Moose, Roe deer, Asiatic black, and Ussuri brown bear.
- In Sumatra, tigers hunt Sambhar deer, Munt Jac, wild boars, Malayan Tapir, and Orangutans.
- The tigers hunt the Asian Elephant and the Indian Rhinos less often, but some such incidents have been recorded in which the Tigers have also hunted these animals.
total number of tigers in the world
The number of tigers was 1 lakh at the beginning of the 20th century. Still, the tiger numbers are only 3200 as per the 2011 estimate and the tiger’s number 3890 as per the 2015 estimate of which 106 in Bangladesh, 103 in Bhutan, 60 in China, There are 2226 in India, 371 in Indonesia, two in Laos, 250 in Malaysia, 198 in Nepal, 433 in Russia, 179 in Thailand and five tigers in Vietnam. However, tigers in Cambodia have become extinct and not counted in Myanmar.
Are Golden Tigers Inbred?
Like white tigers, golden tigers must be inbred to preserve color. A golden tiger is maintained for a standard orange tiger, resulting in standard orange offspring that are asymmetrical to the golden color. When one of the offspring goes back to the golden parents, some of their offspring will be golden.
Where are Golden Tigers found?
Also known as ‘Tabby Tiger’ or ‘Strawberry Tiger,’ this beautiful cat is found in Kaziranga, Assam. However, it is the only Golden Tiger in the country. It has red and brown stripes and has a light golden color. This is what makes it different from the Bengal tiger, which has red and black stripes.
How many Golden Tigers are left?
Only 30 golden Bengal tigers are believed to exist in the jungle due to their extremely low fertility rates.
Is Golden Tiger Extinct?
This type of tiger went extinct in the wild in 1932, when the last two were shot in the Indian state of Mysore. They were brought back into existence in 1987. The estimated population is now between 30 in the world.