A beautiful white Bengal tiger with crystal blue eyes. (Copyright and website text will NOT appear on prints or products)
A white tiger has a pigment mutation which causes the normally orange hairs to be white, but this mutation usually does not affect the black stripes, which the cat retains. There is an additional mutation that can sometimes occur that will also make the stripes less distinct, making them look a faded brown or blonde. But they are still visible. A white tiger is not an albino. A true albino would have no stripes or dark pigment of any kind. Albinos would also have pink or red eyes. White tigers typically have blue eyes. White tigers are variants of the Bengal tiger found in India. There is no such thing as a white Siberian tiger that we know of and any claim of a white Siberian tiger is most likely a cross between a Siberian and a white Bengal. White Bengal tigers are actually rare in the wild. Most white tigers have been bred in captivity.