Viral Picture | India’s only golden tiger spotted in Kaziranga National Park, Assam

July 12, 2020: A picture of India's only 'Golden Tiger' spotted in Kaziranga National Park, Assam goes viral in social media. It is the only golden tiger currently known to be alive in India.

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India’s only golden tiger spotted in Kaziranga National Park

July 12, 2020: A picture of India's only 'Golden Tiger' spotted in Kaziranga National Park, Assam goes viral in social media. It is the only golden tiger currently known to be alive in India.

The photo of the rare tiger was taken by Wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre on 2019 but the picture went viral after the Indian Forest Services (IFS) officer Parveen Kaswan shared on Twitter.

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'Goldie' - The Golden Tiger The Golden Tiger or Golden Tabby Tiger is a very rare morph of a Royal Bengal Tiger. This occurrence is believed to be caused due to recessive genes in individuals, as a result of inbreeding. In the wild, this is caused due to excessive inbreeding with fragmented population, caused by habitat destruction and loss of connectivity. I was very lucky to photograph this female Golden Tiger in Kaziranga National Park, India. I have fondly named her 'Goldie' after 6 successful sightings of the individual. This female Golden Tiger is the only recorded individual in the wild in the 21st Century. Earlier records are of 1900's. No photographic records exist in the Wild. Golden Tigers can be seen in Zoos and breeding centres for Tigers, all across the World. But no verified records in the Wild exist. I consider myself very fortunate that nature bestowed upon me with it's best kept secret - the only 'truly wild' Golden Tiger. A Golden Tiger (F) Kaziranga National Park Assam, India Oct'19 #tiger #tigertiger #royalbengaltiger #goldentiger #whitetiger #albino #rarebreed #natgeo #nationalgeographic #animalplanet #bbcearth #earthcapture #tigers #savetigers #nature_perfection #bbc #wildlife #wilderness #tigers #golden #tiger #kaziranga #earth #rare_footage #discoverwildpaws #wildlife_perfection #wildlife_photography #bbcearth #earthcapture #animalplanet #india #natgeoindia @natgeoindia @bbcwildlifemagazine @bbcearth @bbcone @lionstigers.lovers @naturein_focus @natgeo @zealwildlife @indian_wildlife_channel @indian_wildlifes @indianwildlifeofficial @claws.n.wings @lonelyplanetindia @lonelyplanetmagazineindia @animalplanetindia @animalplanet @discovery @discoverychannelin

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Taking to the Twitter IFS Parveen Kaswan informed, “Do you know in #India we have a Golden #Tiger also. Only documentation of such big cat in 21st century on planet. This by Mayuresh Hendre. Look at this beauty”.

According to Kaswan, this is the only documentation of a golden tiger or the Golden Tabby tiger in the 21st century.

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