Monday, June 12, 2006

Jungle Cat- IF


Jungle Cat - IF
The white tiger (also known as the Bengal tiger) is about 3 meters long, and weighs approximately 180-285 kg (400-569 LB). It’s coat lies flatter than that of the Siberian tiger, the tawny color is richer and the stripes are darker.
White tigers are white colored bengals, they are not albinos and they are not a seperate subspecies of tigers. They have blue eyes, a pink nose, and creamy white furr covered with chocolate colored stripes. White tigers are born to tigers that carry the unusual gene needed for white coloring. Wild white tigers are very rare.

They are usually located on the Mainland of Southeastern Asia and in central and southern India. The white Bengal tiger lives in grassy or swampy areas and forests, where they can be well camouflaged. Those living on islands have almost disappeared; most now live in zoo’s or special wildlife parks.

Even though it is illegal, white tigers are hunted by poachers in many Asian countries. Tiger’s body parts are sought for use in traditional Chinese medicine and exotic recipes. As well as their body parts, their coats can be sold for a small fortune, so to many people this is the ideal animal to hunt if they want some fast money.

There are only approximately 5,000 to 7,400 tigers left in the wild.

It is belief that if you are born in the Chinese year of the tiger you are unusually lucky. Let’s hope that some of this luck rubs off on the white tiger before it’s too late.

26 comments:

Loni said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the info on the white tiger also. Very nice!

carla said...

I enjoyed your post. It makes me sad that people kill any animals for any reason...and I just can't imagine wanting to kill such a magnificent creature as this! Your drawing is superb. I feel like I could stare into the tiger's eye and become mesmerized...he looks so real! Fine work, indeed!

Nathalie Winberg said...

I've always wanted to become a poacher poacher. Nothing pisses me off more than those people. Lovely sketch and thanks for the info :)

steve said...

Isn't that a real shame? Thanks for the info and the amazing drawing!

arvindh said...

you have brought out the majestic look of the tiger beautifully - fantastic work!

Amy Zaleski said...

Wow, Ellen! Your pen work and pointillism are astounding! Very interesting information on the tigers...I can only imagine how magnificent they are in person....

Shroom-Monkey said...

Ever watch that special on the discovery channel about the tigers in the mangroves that swim out and pick off random hunters. I love that stuff- justice is good stuff...

michael dailey said...

great illo lov the face the eys are so captivating

Momma Pajama said...

Beautiful tiger! I love the pen work you did! Tigers are so magnificent. I remember when I was growing up in Florida, I was in a circus parade with my HS band, and they had all the animals in wheeled cages. My friend and I walked up close to the tiger and its paw was as big as a dinner plate! Thanks for your comments!

aoisart said...

This illustration is great! I suggest to click on the image to see it better! Interesting post, too! :)

Aravis said...

Gorgeous work! Thanks, too, for teaching me more about tigers. Like you, I worry about their future. Beautiful message. :0)

lil kim said...

This shows amazing skill - and patience! Well done!

Andrea said...

Beautiful drawing!

Gabrielle said...

Wow, so beautiful... I also can't fathom why anyone would want to kill such magnificent creatures, and how they feel they have the right to.

KaRLa said...

is amazing , wondeful , great work

MGBEERS said...

Oh my goodness.. and YOU said wow to my digital chicken scratch.. You are a very talented sketch artist.

Sam said...

wow, great tiger ! i like how you've drawn the fur.

violetismycolor said...

wow, you draw a beautiful tiger AND you know a ton about white tigers. thanks for the education.

and thanks for the positive comment on my Illo Friday.

TXArtcGal said...

This is absolutely fabulous! The look in the tiger's eyes is awesome...and, I love the stripes! VERY nice!

JO said...

Your tiger is beautiful.

Ginger*:)* said...

Beautiful Cat! The post is a wonderful way to let us know about the subject. Your Tiger seems to be burning a hole in the page with those intense eyes.

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Wonderful drawing, he is so intense, but somehow sad at the same time.

PaulSketch said...

wow this is truly moving, I have always had a thing with Tigers; I see them in my dreams all the time and this one is amazing! I love you blog

Roz Foster said...

Beautiful work. Big cats--tigers, lions, panthers, etc.--awe me. Love your tribute here!

mishka said...

Wow I love the detail you get into your drawings!

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