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World’s first White Tiger Safari opens in Madhya Pradesh

World’s first White Tiger Safari was inaugurated at Mukundpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh.

The safari is situated adjacent to the Mukundpur Zoological Park. It is spread over an area of 25 hectares and has been built at cost of 50 crore rupees.

The safari houses three white tigers, including two females and one male.

 

Background

The first white tiger in Madhya Pradesh’s was spotted in Vindhya region in 1915 but died in 1920.

In 1951, a white tiger cub named Mohan was captured who later became the progenitor of all known white tigers in the world.

 

White Tigers in India

It is a pigmentation variant of the Bengal tiger. They have been reported in the wild in the Indian states of Assam, West Bengal, Bihar. These tigers have white fur because lack of the pigment pheomelanin, which is found in Bengal tigers with orange colour fur.



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