Tigers are pretty awesome, but white tigers are even more awesome! Unlike white lions, which are their own sub-species, the white fur mutation can appear in any species of tigers. The gene for white fur is recessive, and sometimes it manifests differently, sometimes creating tigers with white and black stripes, white with faded black stripes, or with no stripes at all. White tigers were often prized by hunters for their fur, but now all known white tigers are kept in captivity at zoos. Chances are you could see a white tiger at your local zoo, or you could just look at pictures of them here!