White Tiger Information Site
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The Royal White Tiger is one of the most valuable conservation tools that zoos and themeparks have in their education arsenal on the visitor level today. Very simply put, the White Tiger attracts attention of the zoo visitor. Without the attention of the common visitor, you could have the best conservation program in the world, but it will do no good unless you have the “attention”.
If your looking for truthful, advanced, detailed and documented information on the white tiger, then you have come to the right place. You will notice that the sites that promote the “anti-white tiger” information will not show its sources and documentation.
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The Royal White Tiger is one of the most valuable conservation tools that zoos and theme parks have in their education arsenal on the visitor level today. Very simply put, the White Tiger attracts attention of the zoo visitor. Without the attention of the common visitor, you could have the best conservation program in the world, but it will do no good unless you have the “attention”.
In today’s conservation battles, zoos and theme parks have to compete with a huge aray of entertainment and modern technology in today’s world just to be able to get the attention of the average zoo visitor. But one thing that has not changed over the years, and still is very much able to get the attention of zoo visitors is the White Tiger.
How is the White Tiger assisting in wildlife conservation?
“The answer is simple. You justify white tigers in exactly the same way you justify traveling giant pandas, koalas and other high visible animals which, through the ability to catch the public fancy, significantly enhances public support and therefore the financial well-being of your institution, [zoo’s that exhibit white tigers] see results that are readily measurable in increased revenues.
The bottom line realities of life are that long-term conservation appropriation programs are accomplished only with the stable financial and public support. Institutional survival and species survival may be as tightly linked as any to genetic traits.” [Dr. Lee G. Simmons – White Tigers: The Realities, p389 Tigers of the World: the biology, biopolitics, management and conservation. Tilson/Ulysses] In addition, the breeding program that Dr. Simmons first developed for the white tiger was the foundation start for today’s AZA Species Survival Program.
There has been an 8% increase in white tigers within AZA zoo’s in the last 20 months in 2011-2013.
Zoo’s and wildlife parks depend greatly on gate attendance, gift shop sales, and concessions as a bulk to be able to fund their conservation programs. Conservation is not cheap, it is very expensive. So the burden of keeping the gate attendance up and the general viewing public involved rest solely on the zoo. Without these, there would be no money to feed animals, pay professional staff, zoo keepers, biologist, and fund conservation programs.
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