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

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Found 15th Sep 2008
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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!!

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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.

Sloth/Mod

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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