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Portrait of the golden tiger by Tambako the Jaguar,: A golden tabby tiger is one with an extremely rare color variation caused by a recessive gene and is currently only found in captive tigers. Like the white tiger, it is a color form and not a separate species. In the case of the golden tiger, this is the wide band gene; while the white tiger is due to the color inhibitor (chinchilla) gene. books.google.com/... #Golden_Tiger
The white blue-eyed animals are Spirit teachers and should be protected. Bow acknowledgement and ask for their teaching...then listen and be thankful. The Tiger beings are teachers of power, inner strength and survival and independence as well as understanding family dynamics and values and how to balance these things. Johan Adkins
Tigers are the most variable in size of all big cats, even more so than leopards and much more so than lions. The Bengal, Caspian and Siberian tiger subspecies represent the largest living felids, and rank among the biggest felids that ever existed. Body size of different populations seems to be correlated with climate—Bergmann's Rule—and can be explained from the point of view of thermoregulation.