India’s Only Golden Tiger Spotted in Assam, Photo Goes Viral
GUWAHATI: A picture of a golden tiger spotted in Kaziranga National Park in Assam has left netizens amazed as it went viral on social media platforms.
Shared by Indian Forest Officer Parveen Kaswan, the pictures of the golden tiger were clicked by wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre has garnered around 2.2k retweets and 17k likes.
He further tweeted that the animal is very rare and the golden colour is due to a “recessive gene”, which gets expressed due to extensive inbreeding. Unlike the Royal Bengal Tiger, it has red and brown stripes and has a pale golden colour.
Credit: Mayuresh Hendre