A blog for the United States branch of the global Centre for Fortean Zoology
At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.
Sunday, 18 May 2014
WHITE TIGERS IN BUENOS AIRES
On April 12th, three-month old white tiger cubs were put on display at Buenos Aires Zoo. The trio consisted of a male and two females. White tigers are a color variation of the Bengal tiger, but are not albinos, nor do they constitute a separate species. Some people think they are Siberian tigers, doubtless because the latter live in the snow, but it is doubtful if a white Siberian tiger has ever been seen. The gene which makes them white often causes white tigers to be cross-eyed. They tend to be a little larger than their orange counterparts.