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White Bengal tiger Mautzi (Falco - R.I.P.)


There was no space for them in Austria, so they found their home here

Falco and Mautzi were born in private Zoo in Austria to already white parents. Unfortunately, they didn't have space for them and so they needed to place them elsewhere. As a few months old cubs, they also couldn't avoid meeting with the visitors and sponsors. Thankfully they had their parent's love and they were with their mother until they came here to the Malkia Park. Here they of course don't come in direct contact with anyone, not even the care-takers. 

FALCO and sister Mautzi came to us as about 7 months old wild / non-contact cubs.
The white tiger female Carmen finally had friends to play with and share with.

At first sight, no one would say that they are individuals with health problems, and that is why Falco was neutered, as he lived in one enclosure with two females.

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, in a certain seizure (which cannot be confirmed whether he was epileptic), Falco went to the water, which became fatal for him.
So far, the reason for his death is an unfortunate drowning. However, an autopsy revealed another very serious congenital heart defect.

We provide shelter to animals from various previous homes and facilities and hidden defects and diseases can manifest at any time.
For this reason, we do not reproduce these animals - on the contrary, we provide them with a refuge and the most dignified life with proper veterinary care under the leadership of MVDr. Sibert and his team of specialists, and we also work with a foreign institution for wild animals.

We all miss Falco and it remains in our memories and hearts ❤️
(FALCO 22.3.2017 - 24. 8. 2019)

In the wild there are about 2500 individuals. Which actually makes the Bengal tiger the most populated tiger subspecies, which is an alarming current state. There used to be 9 subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Siberian, Indochinese, Malayan, South China, Sumatran, Caspian, Javan and Bali tiger. The last three have gone completely extinct, one lives in the wild and the rest are endangered species.

Bengal tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh. Bengal tigers belong, along with the Siberian tigers among the most abused tiger subspecies in circuses.
Tigers have 30 teeth, their teeth aren`t able to chew meat completely and so they swallow big chunks of meat. Tigers have two generations of teeth, just like humans. In their primary teeth they are missing molars and the overall number is 26. Within the first year they start falling out (starting from the 7th month) and their primary teeth are replaced by permanent ones.

The white tiger is not an albino.
Albino has no pigment, is all white, has red eyes. White tigers are a leucistic form of the Indian tiger - they have less pigment, but on the light base of the coat they have stripes and blue eyes.
The first white tiger was captured in the wild in India in 1951 and entered the private collection of the Maharaja of Rewa.
In order to achieve white offspring of tigers, white individuals were crossed (parents with offspring, siblings) - so-called kinship mating (inbreeding), currently not allowed, which resulted in various visible and hidden defects of the offspring - squinting, crooked back, heart defects...

 For the ADOPTION DONATION for Mautzi
we would like to thanks: Branislav Mikula.

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