“The white tiger is a recessive mutant of the Bengal tiger, which was reported in the wild from time to time in Assam, Bengal, Bihar and especially from the former State of Rewa”. – Wikipedia. (Photo by Tambako The Jaguar)
Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.
A 42-day-old white bengal tiger cub (bottom), the first of its kind born in Peru, sleeps between toys as he is presented at the Huachipa's zoo in Lima on August 6, 2013. (Photo by Ernesto Benavides/AFP Photo)
A white Bengal tiger cub plays with its mother in a zoo in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk, about 2,800 kilometers (1,750 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Two blue-eyed Bengal tiger cubs were born in March to a couple of white tigers at Novosibirsk zoo. (Photo by Ilnar Salakhiev/AP Photo)
Odin, a five year-old White Bengal Tiger dives for a piece of meat thrown to him by a trainer during a big cat show at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom June 1, 2007 in Vallejo, California. Unlike most cats that are afraid of water, Odin loves diving in the pool to retrieve bits of meat fed to him by his trainers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
With six-inch fangs and weighing in at 600lb, Saber and Janda are no ordinary house cats. Yet these huge Bengal tigers live in Janice Haley’s suburban garden and are treated like ordinary pets. They are fed by hand, get strokes and cuddles, and white male Saber goes to sleep sucking on her finger. Janice’s life changed 20 years ago when she spotted an advert for a tiger training course in her local paper – and two years later arrived home with her first cub. Then in 2002 she bought Janda, who is now 12. Photo: The pair are best of friends. (Photo by Ruaridh Connellan/Barcroft Media)
A volunteer pets a tiger inside a cage at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province February 12, 2015. Thai officials last week raided the Buddhist temple that is home to more than 100 tigers and are currently conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking. Authorities from Thailand's Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation on Thursday checked 143 Bengal tigers living at the temple, and found them to be in good health. (Photo by Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)