The White Bengal tiger is found primarily in India with smaller populations in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Bhutan. About 2500 are left in the wild. Tigers inhabit subtropical and temperate upland forests of India, but also tropical moist deciduous forest, mangroves and grasslands – wherever there is suitable prey. they have been on the endangered species list since 2008. The coloration of a white tiger – white with chocolate stripes – is due to a mutation in a recessive gene; they are not an albino. A cub’s baby coat shows slight shades of orange. When the coat is shed, the adult coat will be white with darker black stripes.