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    A white tiger's pale coloration is caused by the presence of a recessive gene. Another genetic characteristic makes the stripes of the tiger very pale; white tigers of this type are called snow-white or "pure white". White tigers do not constitute a separate subspecies of their own and can breed with orange ones. White tigers are not albinos: true albino tigers would not have stripes. Even the "stripeless" white tigers have very pale stripes.

    Photo taken at Houston's Downtown Aquarium