The “ White Tiger Discovery” is a special education and outreach exhibit that features, hands-on, interactive programs with the keepers and conservation and educational programs with goals to
promote and excite people to the many conservation issues involving the last five remaining species of tigers in the wild.
This program exhibit has many daily activities such as daily feeding times, keeper conservation talks, and public participation. The public will be able to observe the keepers while feeding and handling the tigers which is an event that guests will not soon forget, and will also further spark the conservation interest in these magnificent animals. Be sure to bring your cameras!
The Royal White Tiger has been extinct from the wild since 1958, but in 2010, India has started a program to re-introduce them back to the wild. The first White Tiger that came to the United States, was in 1960, and was presented to President Eisenhower at the White House (which then went to the NationalZoo) as a gift from India. Check out the May 1961 National Geographic™ for the complete exciting story! Currently there are just under 60 of these magnificent animals on exhibit in the large scale zoo’s in the United States, and it is believed just over 400 are in captive in the world.