White Tiger

Eboni Arrington
Period 1

What is taxonomy?

Taxonomy is the classification of something; especially organisms. There are 7 taxon levels; each group getting smaller than the last one. The levels of taxon are Kingdom (most general), Phylum (smaller groups), Class (even smaller groups), Order (even smaller groups), Family (EVEN smaller groups), Genus (smaller than the last one), and  Species (most specific level)

Each organism is named using the 2- part latin naming system : genus (a small group)  and species ( most specific level)

taxonomy levels of an white tiger

Taxonomic Levels of an White Tiger

Kingdom: Animalia- sharing with all other members of this group the need to feed on organic.

Phylum: Chordata-  sharing with all other members of tghis group of animals, a backbone with a hollow nerve chord.

Class: Mammalia-  sharing with all other members of this group of vertebrates, the ability to feed their offspring on milk and having a body covering which includes fur.

Order: Carnivora- sharing with all other members of  this group of mammals, extreme night vision capabilities and various more broadly defined characteristics including : high intelligence, relatively long maturation period for the young, dental similarities, tendency for complex social organizations, and generally bearing 2-3 young in a litter.

Family: Felidae (Cat)- sharing with other members of this group of mammals, a tail, sharp claws, elongated incisor canine teeth or fangs.

Genus: Panthera tigris- sharing with other members of this group of felines, scent marking methods, vocalizations, aspects of social structure and overall body shape.

Species:  tigris altaicia-  This Asian species is endangered and found from the frozen tundra of the Soviet Union. This species of white tigers use their incredible hearing and sight along with their stealths to help them with hunting in the dark.

Where is the White tiger found?

Life of A White tiger

The White Tiger (White Bengal Tiger) is a subspecies of Tiger, found throughout the Indian subcontinent. Many people seem to think that the White Tiger is an albino version of the Bengal tiger, its not. The white tiger gets its color from a recessive gene from the mother or the father. Male and female white tigers are attracted to each other and once there mating is over they go their separate ways

There are around 200 of the white tigers left in the world. They are an Asian species that are found from the froze tundra of the Soviet Far East.

The White tiger are protected all over the world. This reason is because some people hunt and slay them even though it is illegal.

They are very large and powerful animals that weigh up to 300kg and reaches more than 3 meters in length. Being a solitary animals it allows them to sneak up on their prey more effectively in the jungle. Most white tigers hunt at night because it makes there hunt more successful.

White tigers mark their territories with urine and claw marks on the trees. Male white tigers territories may sometimes over lap the females territory

Fun Facts

The white tiger has fur that sometimes has a little pigment of orange left in it with bright blue or green eyes.

Life span is up to 10-20 years

They are carnivores and hunt animals such as deer,cattle, and wild boar.

Speed up to 96kph; Size : 2.4m - 3.3 m (6.8ft-11ft)

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