Rare black tiger caught on cam in Odisha's Simlipal National Park. What a beauty, says Internet
It is mesmerising to see the wonders of nature because each and every animal that exists on this planet is unique. Case in point is this magnificent black tiger that was spotted in a national park in Odisha. A video shared by IFS officer Parveen Kaswan gives a clear view of the animal and is a sight to behold.
The clip was originally provided by IFS officer Susanta Nanda. Shot in Simlipal National Park of Odisha, the video gives a glimpse of a tiger with a gorgeous black coat and orange stripes. "The black tigers of India. Do you know there are pseudo- melanistic tigers found in Simlipal. They are due to genetic mutation & highly rare," Kaswan explained in the caption.
Kaswan further gave some more information about these beautiful species. "The rare tigers were first officially discovered in STR in 2007. With time, more were documented. They are due to rare genetic mutation and found in small population," he added. Kaswan also shared the link to an interesting article about the variation in colours of tigers.
The video has garnered over 83k views and tons of reactions. People were stunned with the beauty of the animal and asked for more information. Many shared articles and artworks about black tigers.
According to Wikipedia, so-called black tigers are due to pseudo-melanism. Pseudo-melanistic tigers have thick stripes so close together that the tawny background is barely visible between stripes.