Have you ever heard of or have seen a Golden Tiger? It has an extremely rare color variation caused by a recessive gene, much like the white tigers.
India has records of wild golden tigers which date back as far as the early 1900s. There have been suggestions that the tendency for this coloration gradually developed in a small group of tigers living in an area of heavy clay concentration. The unusual color would provide these tigers with extra camouflage.
The first golden tiger cub born in captivity was in 1983 and this came from standard-colored Bengal tigers, both of whom carried the recessive genes for both the golden tiger and white colors. It was born at Dr. Josip Marcan’s Adriatic Animal Attractions in Deland, Florida.
It sure is a beautiful and majestic cat to behold.
Happy Caturday. ^-^