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    White tiger swimming .............. Amazing Pictures

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    WHITE TIGER SWIMMING
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    These incredible photos of a White Bengal Tiger named Odin.

    Odin is six years old and 10 feet long from tail to nose.

    Odin lives at a Zoo in Vallejo, California, near San Francisco .

    Odin with his British trainer Lee Munro.

    Odin was hand-raised at the zoo. And after he was weaned,

    his British trainer Lee Munro discovered his remarkable skill.

    When a lump of meat was thrown into a pool of water, Odin

    would happily dive in after it.

    He makes a funny face - and its actually to close his nostrils

    to stop the water from going into his nose.

    Not all big cats enjoy the water but for Tigers from the hot

    climate of South-East Asia its one way to cool down.

    Plus they hunt in and around water. Theyre an ambush

    predator so they wait for prey to come down to the water.

    When you actually see him dive underwater he looks

    so graceful,

    Odin loves the water and he loves food, he said. Not

    all big cats will dive and swim underwater even for meat treats.

    Munro said tigers were the most powerful swimmers

    out of all land-dwelling animals.

    Tragically, within our lifetimes, zoos might be the

    only places left to see these magnificent animals.

    A century ago there were about 100,000 tigers in

    the wild. Now there are just 2,500 adults, with the

    Bengal variety almost extinct. None has been seen

    in the wild since the last white tiger was shot and killed in 1958.

    White tigers are the most rare. They get their whitecolor

    from an unusual and extremely rare genetic combination.



    ( Pictures to follow in next post )

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    I want one :thumbsup:

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    Great pictures, He sure looks at home in the water.

    nice pics.

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    Oh me too DLM .............. If only ...... what I wouldn't give for one !

    edit:Where has your comment gone? It's vanished! or am I going nuts?

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    shauneco;2972672

    Great pictures, He sure looks at home in the water.


    Yes he does look quite confident doesn't he & we've always been led to believe that all cats hate water!

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    snowtiger;2972682

    Oh me too DLM .............. If only ...... what I wouldn't give for one … Oh me too DLM .............. If only ...... what I wouldn't give for one !edit:Where has your comment gone? It's vanished! or am I going nuts?



    Sorry, i didn't want to ruin your pictures.

    He is lovely, i have a toy tiger which is quite large, it was bought for me in Germany in the early ninety's.

    I will probably still have it, when i have my own children.

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    DLM;2972733

    Sorry, i didn't want to ruin your pictures.He is lovely, i have a toy … Sorry, i didn't want to ruin your pictures.He is lovely, i have a toy tiger which is quite large, it was bought for me in Germany in the early ninety's.I will probably still have it, when i have my own children.



    Thank goodness for a moment there I thought I had imagined it !! lol
    oh yes that will be a lovely pressie for your liccle ones in the future

    good stuff:thumbsup:

    snowtiger;2972696

    Yes he does look quite confident doesn't he & we've always been led to … Yes he does look quite confident doesn't he & we've always been led to believe that all cats hate water!


    Except for tigers!! They do a lot of swimming in their natural habitats and seem to enjoy it. I saw a prog on the telly where tiger cubs were just swimming and jumping in for fun - like kids in a swimming pool.
    Eating underwater is a bit skillful.
    Great pics and huge teeth.:thumbsup:

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    snowtiger;2972763

    Thank goodness for a moment there I thought I had imagined it !! loloh … Thank goodness for a moment there I thought I had imagined it !! loloh yes that will be a lovely pressie for your liccle ones in the future



    I probably won't want them to play with it too much though because it is mine :roll:

    Brilliant pictures! :thumbsup:


    Amazing!

    beautiful

    incredible!!

    Banned

    Wow! Imagine throwing him into the Water Cube in Beijing....... even more broken world records! :-D

    hope you dont mind but i have stolen one of your pics couldn resist

    Super photo's, amazing, thanks for posting !!

    really cool pics

    Cracker photos.

    I saw a white tiger at Belfast Zoo a few weeks ago. Amazing animals.

    Poor thing being stuck in a zoo.

    Good money making pics for the zoo though.

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    bellows;2973197

    hope you dont mind but i have stolen one of your pics couldn resist


    No not at all ... it makes a cool looking Avvy !

    snowtiger;2973602

    No not at all ... it makes a cool looking Avvy !



    yeah defo i love it cheers :-D

    Fabulous pictures - enjoyed looking at these

    amazing pictures

    Thats really nice
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