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White Tigers Should Be Introduced Back Into The Wild: Peking University
2013-05-24 05:38:51

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bengal tigers come in two distinctive colors: the bright, vibrant orange and black stripes, or pure white with black stripes. The white variety is only seen in zoos these days, but a new study from Peking University says they should be in the wild. According to the study, published in Current Biology, the white coats are produced by a single change in a known pigment gene. "The white tiger represents part of the natural genetic...


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