Extremely rare black tiger discovered in India right in the first days of the Year of the Tiger

Black tigers have a special appearance due to a genetic mutation, also known as pseudomelanism. These tigers often have dark striped black patterns running along their spines mixed with the usual light orange-yellow fur.

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Satya Swagat, 23 years old, a business student from the capital New Delhi, was lucky enough to take pictures of two male black tigers when they were only standing about 30 meters away from the amateur photographer. Swagat said he got ‘goosebumps’ the moment he first saw them.

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According to experts, India only has about seven to eight black tigers living in the state of Odisha

“I couldn’t believe my eyes and for a moment I seemed to forget that this tiger was moving right next to me. I was truly amazed by their beauty,” Swagat said.

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He shared that he first heard about this rare black tiger from friends who had the opportunity to visit Nandankanan National Park. However, they stress that not everyone is lucky enough to see them.

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Portrait of amateur photographer Satya Swagat, who was lucky enough to see two extremely rare black tigers

Swagat started taking animal photos in 2020 but had no satisfactory work until capturing images of these two rare black tigers.

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Black tigers have a special appearance due to a genetic mutation, also known as pseudomelanism

Despite being the country with the largest number of wild tigers in the world, according to experts, in the past few years, India has only had about seven to eight black tigers living in the state of Odisha.

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A ray of light has appeared in the work of preserving this rare black tiger breed

In September last year, a ray of light appeared in the conservation of this rare black tiger breed, when researchers at the Similipal reserve discovered that a seemingly ‘exclusive’ genetic mutation of the species This is common in hybrid tigers in eastern India.

The Indian Express reported: “Researchers have combined genetic analysis of other tiger populations from India and from computer simulation data to show that Similipal black tigers may have arisen from “a very small new tiger population thanks to cross-breeding with other tigers from outside this area.”

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At the end of 2020, an amateur photographer named Soumen Bajpayee also took a photo of a black tiger in Odisha. Previously, the Similipal black tiger in Odisha, India was only seen once in 1993 and 2007.

However, according to a Financial Express report, artist James Forbes while painting in Kerala also saw a black tiger as far back as 1773.

Similar rumors were spread in Myanmar in 1913 or in China in the 1950s.

Do An  (According to Daily Mail)

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