Firstly white tigers are not a seperate species, they are merely a bengal tiger with a gene that gives their lighter appearance. White tigers have no conservation value as they are all inbred and generally have genetic defects that makes them unsuitable for breeding programmes. Cleft palletes and bone problems are common as fathers are bred with daughters and mothers with sons. Anyone who is intentionally breeding them is doing so purely for financial gain. don't support people who do this.
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My favorite would have to be the gray wolf, has been ever since I was little and I have had them come into my camp while out camping. Oh and they are far from being a pest, domestic dogs that have gone wild are MUCH worse than any wolf. Funny thing is the wolves seem to get blamed for all attacks on live stock when its generally more common for domestic dogs to attack the live stock. But hey everyone likes their scape goats.
Oh and while its not a wolf I did get to see this fella this last week, an Amur Leopard, the rarest cat on the planet there are less than 40 left in the world.
holy crap 8o, that cat looks really pissed or really scared... I can't decide which. It kinda looks like it has a lazy eye too...
What did the parasitic Candiru fish say when it finally found a host? - - "Urethra!!"
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