White Tiger Habitat

by Michael
(London, UK)

White Siberian Tiger - Photo by A. Dawson

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White Siberian Tiger - Photo by A. Dawson

The white tiger is not a separate species of tiger. Its habitat is, therefore, the same as the other tigers. Except, and this is a big exception, there are very few white tigers left in the wild if any at all and we don't know where they are, either. But there are plenty in captivity where they are bred for commercial reasons (they are very popular). Perhaps it is fair to say that the white tiger habitat is behind bars and in captivity!

There were 8 sub species of tiger. As two are extinct (at April 2009), the 6 that remain are:

  • The Bengal tiger or the Royal Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris tigris). This is the tiger species with the highest population currently. It is found in parts of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Burma - see Bengal tiger facts and Bengal tiger habitat. The habitat varies and includes: subtropical and tropical rainforests, wet and dry deciduous forests, grasslands, scrub forests and mangroves.
  • The Indochinese tiger (Panthera tigris corbetti). This tiger is also called Corbett's tiger after the hunter (I call him a fraud!). This sub species is found in Burma, Thailand, Vietnam,Cambodia, China, and Laos. The habitat they prefer is forests in mountainous and/or hilly regions.
  • The Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni). This sub species is only found in the southern area of the Malay Peninsula.
  • The Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae). This sub species is found exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is critically endangered. Their habitat is thick, dense forests. This has resulted in them evolving into the smallest of the tiger sub species, which is also due to smaller prey.
  • The Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica). This sub species is also known as the Amur, Manchurian, Altaic, Korean or North China tiger. It's habitat is in the Amur-Ussuri region of Primorsky Krai and Khabarovsk Krai (far eastern Siberia, Russia). See Siberian Tiger Habitat
  • The South China tiger (Panthera tigris amoyensis). This tiger is also known as the Amoy or Xiamen tiger and it may in fact be extinct.
tiger distribution

This map gives a rough idea where the sub species of tiger are. It is a guideline only and is based on the tiger distribution map made and uploaded by Wikipedia user: Flash Gordon1 and published under Wikimedia® creative commons license license = Attribution-ShareAlike License

Here are some photographs from these areas to give a feel for what might be the white tiger habitat.

SumatraSumatra - photo by GothPhil

Malaysia forestMalaysia - photo by tk_yeoh

White Tiger Habitat to Wild cat species

White Tiger Habitat - Photos: published under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs creative commons License -- this site is for charitable purposes in funding cat rescue.

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White Tiger Habitat

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Nov 02, 2011 White tigers
by: Kirra Rayne Howard

white tigers are the best they have so many interesting thigs about them i woud love to be one(:!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oct 19, 2011 Tigers
by: Jasmin

I really want a white tiger cub as a pet and then breed them coz then i be helping the endangered species of the whole world.

Oct 07, 2011 Help the white tigers!
by: Anonymous

There is no such thing as the royal Bengal tiger! the people are just doing that so others think that they are a rare specious! the white tigers are inbreed like, father to daughter, son to mother, sister to brother! and they are all cross eye-ed!people who inbreed tigers are sick! help them rise awareness!!!

by: Anonymous

why are tigers so dam awesome i like their little cubs and i take dem home every night and they make me hard and stiff but i think it is better wen the male joins the fun. and it makes me have an oranism.

Sep 07, 2011 White Tiger
by: Destiny

i love tiger!!!!!! i like color white n black made pretty 🙂 n i like tiger eye i stare i wish i steal tiger's eye dangggggg 🙂

Sep 01, 2011 tiger's habitat
by: Anonymous

Male tigers take up female tigers territory.

Aug 17, 2011 None
by: Michael

There are almost certainly no white tigers in the wild and if there is one or two we don't know where they are except to say that they will be found in the same areas where the "normal" tigers are and as indicated on the map.

Jun 15, 2011 I love Tigers
by: Anonymous

That doesn't give much information about where the white tiger lives. BUT I love tigers!!

by: Anonymous

omg white tigars are the most beautiful animal just wait when meh grow uhp meh gonna get one and when i put it on the news everybody is gonna know who i am I LOVE YHU TIGARS LOL!!!!!!!!

Apr 23, 2011 TIGERSS
by: Anonymous


Apr 07, 2011 big white striped tigers
by: Maddy Reinert

Buttufle tiger I love the sterips and coler .I like how they cach ther food. The way they live in water is amasing.

Mar 16, 2011 thank u
by: connor

this is helping me one a schol work thank u

Mar 16, 2011 thank u
by: connor

this is helping me one a scholl porgekt thank u

Mar 15, 2011 cool
by: Anonymous

im doing white tiger for my reading project. who would know!!!!!!!! plus their sexy!

Mar 14, 2011 i love tiger
by: Anonymous

u suk dicks idiot

Mar 04, 2011 heart
by: Anonymous

i love tigers!

Dec 15, 2010 😛
by: Anonymous

The stripes on a tiger help it camoflaouge in grass

Nov 26, 2010 author
by: Anonymous

who is the author of this site.

Nov 23, 2010 Protect the White Tiger
by: Ηλίας Αθανασίου

Αυτό το Ζώο είναι πολύ όμορφο και υπέροχο.Πρέπει να το προστατεύσουμε,όσο μπορούμε.

Oct 23, 2010 WT
by: biez

these white tiger juz like my cat..his name WHITO...

Sep 14, 2010 white tigers
by: Anonymous

this web is geat

Jul 30, 2010 hello..........bye
by: hello..........bye

how can they hunt down thier prey if they cant camouflage

Jul 30, 2010 Bengal Tiger Facts
by: Anonymous

After much research, scientists have finally concluded that the white tiger is not a separate subspecies, but a mutant species of tigers existing normal. The pale white tigers can be ascribed to a recessive gene in them. These sports tigers blue eyes and chocolate stripes. Even the white tiger in Siberia is one of the most rare and most cats, the gene responsible for white coat is more common in the Bengal tigers, which subspecies of tiger native to the Indian subcontinent . white tiger habitat is one of the most interesting aspects of this magnificent animal.

Jun 14, 2010 TIGER
by: Anonymous

i love white tiger

May 03, 2010 a
by: Anonymous


Mar 05, 2010 rawr
by: Anonymous

tigers go rawr

Feb 15, 2010 tigers going extinct
by: lilly

are white tigers really going extinct

Dec 16, 2009 White tigers
by: Amur_Tiger

The one wild individual that's ever been found was from India so monsoon rainforest, tigers in general refuse to live in overly open areas and prefer some sort of forest and often water in abundance as well.

Sep 07, 2009 Response to last comment
by: Anonymous

Yes, as this cat is a mutation, if the species of tiger that mutated was for example the Bengal tiger (living in rain forest) then there would be a white tiger living in rain forest!

It depends from which tiger subspecies the mutation comes from. Thanks for the comment.

Sep 07, 2009 habitats of white tigers
by: Anonymous

Would it be possible to say if the white tigers came from rainforests not just jungles or plains?

2 thoughts on “White Tiger Habitat”

  1. There are only 5 species living today, yes there were 8 but 3 of which have gone extinct. The extinct ones are the, Javan, Bali and Caspian

  2. This lil’ beautes name was Sanjay from the Omaha Zoo. The Zoo killed him about a year & 1/2 ago at 4 years old. They put him under for some routine (un-needed) procedure. They neglected to watch for ANY stats, his poor lungs filled up with fluid…he was dead The Cats there are GREAT, however, the Zoo has a cold heart and ice running through their veins.


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