Golden Tabby Tiger

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A golden tiger, golden tabby tiger or strawberry tiger is one with an extremely rare colour variation caused by a recessive gene that is currently only found in captive tigers. Like the white tiger, it is a colour form and not a separate species.

In the case of the golden tiger, this is the wide band gene; while the white tiger is due to the colour inhibitor (chinchilla) gene. There are currently believed to be fewer than 30 of these rare tigers in the world, but many more carriers of the gene.

While no official name has been designated for the colour, it is sometimes referred to as the strawberry tiger due to the strawberry blonde colouration. The golden tiger’s white coat and gold patches make it stand out from the norm. Their striping is much paler than usual and may fade into spots or large prominent patches.

Golden tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives. Male Tigers have an average total length of 270 to 310 cm (110 to 120 in) including the tail, while females measure 240 to 265 cm (94 to 104 in) on average. The tail is typically 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in) long, and on average, tigers are 90 to 110 cm (35 to 43 in) in height at the shoulders.

The average weight of males is 221.2 kg (488 lb), while that of females is 139.7 kg (308 lb).
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Golden Tabby Tiger

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A golden tiger, golden tabby tiger or strawberry tiger is one with an extremely rare colour variation caused by a recessive gene that is currently only found in captive tigers. Like the white tiger, it is a colour form and not a separate species.

In the case of the golden tiger, this is the wide band gene; while the white tiger is due to the colour inhibitor (chinchilla) gene. There are currently believed to be fewer than 30 of these rare tigers in the world, but many more carriers of the gene.

While no official name has been designated for the colour, it is sometimes referred to as the strawberry tiger due to the strawberry blonde colouration. The golden tiger’s white coat and gold patches make it stand out from the norm. Their striping is much paler than usual and may fade into spots or large prominent patches.

Golden tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives. Male Tigers have an average total length of 270 to 310 cm (110 to 120 in) including the tail, while females measure 240 to 265 cm (94 to 104 in) on average. The tail is typically 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in) long, and on average, tigers are 90 to 110 cm (35 to 43 in) in height at the shoulders.

The average weight of males is 221.2 kg (488 lb), while that of females is 139.7 kg (308 lb).
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Golden Tabby Tiger

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A golden tiger, golden tabby tiger or strawberry tiger is one with an extremely rare colour variation caused by a recessive gene that is currently only found in captive tigers. Like the white tiger, it is a colour form and not a separate species.

In the case of the golden tiger, this is the wide band gene; while the white tiger is due to the colour inhibitor (chinchilla) gene. There are currently believed to be fewer than 30 of these rare tigers in the world, but many more carriers of the gene.

While no official name has been designated for the colour, it is sometimes referred to as the strawberry tiger due to the strawberry blonde colouration. The golden tiger’s white coat and gold patches make it stand out from the norm. Their striping is much paler than usual and may fade into spots or large prominent patches.

Golden tigers also tend to be larger and, due to the effect of the gene on the hair shaft, have softer fur than their orange relatives. Male Tigers have an average total length of 270 to 310 cm (110 to 120 in) including the tail, while females measure 240 to 265 cm (94 to 104 in) on average. The tail is typically 85 to 110 cm (33 to 43 in) long, and on average, tigers are 90 to 110 cm (35 to 43 in) in height at the shoulders.

The average weight of males is 221.2 kg (488 lb), while that of females is 139.7 kg (308 lb).
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    -VISITED MARCH 2021
  • "I had a phenomenal time with Michael the tour guide when I attended my tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the necessary care that is required. He made our visit very friendly and fun and I could not imagine having anyone else as my tour guide. Unfortunately, there was not a lion cub for me to hold, but we made up for it holding several reptiles, and a few different monkeys. I would highly recommend coming here to see the different animals and would highly recommend Michael the tour guide as the leader of the tour!"

    -VISITED JANUARY 2021
  • "We had such a great time, loved the entire experience. Such a well run facility and great staff. Thank you ZWF for taking such good care of our animals. We love ZFW."

    -VISITED FEBRUARY 2021
  • "We did the cub encounter and LOVED IT! Never get tired of visiting ZWF. A must go go! I am always recommending family and friends to come by and visit. We’ve been here a hand full of times and still continue to love every second of it."

    -VISITED OCTOBER 2020
  • "MOST BEAUTIFUL & MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE!!!! I’m so happy I went to ZWF, my kids had the best time, also learned some cool info on the tour! Loved how gorgeous & healthy the animals are, very clean property! Overall amazing experience!!!"

    -VISITED MARCH 2021
  • "I had a phenomenal time with Michael the tour guide when I attended my tour. He was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the necessary care that is required. He made our visit very friendly and fun and I could not imagine having anyone else as my tour guide. Unfortunately, there was not a lion cub for me to hold, but we made up for it holding several reptiles, and a few different monkeys. I would highly recommend coming here to see the different animals and would highly recommend Michael the tour guide as the leader of the tour!"

    -VISITED JANUARY 2021
  • "We had such a great time, loved the entire experience. Such a well run facility and great staff. Thank you ZWF for taking such good care of our animals. We love ZFW."

    -VISITED FEBRUARY 2021
  • "We did the cub encounter and LOVED IT! Never get tired of visiting ZWF. A must go go! I am always recommending family and friends to come by and visit. We’ve been here a hand full of times and still continue to love every second of it."

    -VISITED OCTOBER 2020