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Female bengal tiger sisters, Taj (white) and Kya (Orange), from Southwick Zoo in Mendon, MA.

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Fervious Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
Could you please note in the description that white tigers are extremely inbred?
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
While I do agree that most white tigers are inbred, Taj is not the off-spring of two white tigers (you can see that her sister is a lovely orange Bengal).  I feel that it would be rude to the facility that these two are from to add that to the description, especially since the description is minimal and also does not include anything about tigers being endangered/poached/etc.  This facility has no intentions of ever breeding Taj because they are also aware that white tigers are not a 'natural' variant of tiger.  The habitat even has an entire board explaining white tigers, the commonness of inbreeding and their unnaturalness since they would never survive in the wild.
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Fervious Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
They don't have to come from white x white parents to be white. They can come from golden x ? and white x golden as. Golden (not normal orange) is a midpoint between white and normal bengals. That said, the sister is normal colored, not inbred golden. I can't find information about the parents, but that's aside the point.

The zoo they inhabit from is reputable (they were rehomed, yes), but so many people have no idea that white tigers are inbred and the zoo supplies this information for a reason: to keep people from supporting bad industries that do breed them.
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
I'm aware that white tigers can come mixed parents, otherwise she wouldn't have been born.  I volunteer at a nature center with wolves, coyotes and foxed.  I understand your point.  However, most people do not pay enough attention to connect A with B so if I write that white tigers are typically inbred in the description without write an entire backstory, most people are going to jump to the conclusion that this facility is inbreeding tigers.  Unfortunately, people often ignore details and I would rather not cause this facility a public relations issue should people jump to the wrong conclusion.  While it is important to spread awareness about various animal issues, context is also extremely important, otherwise people misunderstand.
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gazelle-legs Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
can someone explain what stock is?
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Stock are images that other people are allowed to use.  All stock is subject to various rule (ESPECIALLY HERE ON DA) and it is best to read each stock providers rules before using any of their images.  For example, my images are not allowed to be used commercially (as in for profit purposes) and can only be used for personal projects.  Other artists might allow people to use their stock commercially.  You can use stock for things such as references for drawings or in photo manipulations.  
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gazelle-legs Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
shouldn't a photo be free to use? I dont get why people can just claim a picture and "Let" people use it
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Because I TOOK the photos.  It isn't just free property for the world to use.  I work hard on my photography work so I don't see how it is fair for the entire world to profit off of my work.  If somebody is offering images as 'stock' and they did not take the images themselves, they are probably breaking a copyright law and probably have no right to offer the image as stock in the first place.
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gazelle-legs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh you took these? I appologize, I've just seen different people selling as "stock" and the same image over and over. I feel dumb now and I;m sorry. You are a really good photographer!
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I've seen those 'stock providers' who are clearly just taking images off of google.  It always makes me angry because they definitely don't have the right to be offering those to other people.  All of the images in my gallery were photos taken by me.  :)
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gazelle-legs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry for bothering you and kinda accusing all "stock" providers/(you) of stealing images!
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Diterkha Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, used here: [Link] :)
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k1ttykat91 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used as ref. here :) kitty--vampire.deviantart.com/… Thank you! :heart:
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TeoremaUp Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
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nightmare1234567890 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013   Digital Artist
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Seeking-Diamonds Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha the white tiger is like, "Orange tiger? Seen it before hehe." And then the orange tiger is like, "*&$#!@, say that again?!"
Nice image :)
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Parallel-Skies Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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KarinMossis Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Am I allowed to use this picture as a profile picture at a swedish website? I'll give credit to you, of course! :) Btw, beautiful picture, I really like it! <3
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
If you add a watermark onto the photo that it's from my dA page ( write (c)HOTNStock@deviantart.com on the image) then I don't mind. :)
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KarinMossis Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Okey, thank you <3
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nealbing Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I have used your stock. :)
Thank you very much.
Hope you like it. :)
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riro44 Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I freaking love this picture for some reason.
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
:D Thanks! I was really happy to have both in one shot and I really like their expressions myself, lol.
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cindy1701d Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
How cute
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Thanks ~
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llAmayall Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That tiger in the back kinda looks like bitch get the fuck out and don't come back or i'll slap you.. xD
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Haha! I know, right? She started running at her a moment after this photo (playing, of course) ~
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llAmayall Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol that's funny. xD
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you don't mind me asking, how did they get Taj? I've always been iffy around zoos with white tigers because of the stories I've heard.
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Taj and Kya are littermates and came from the Wildlife World Zoo in Arizona when they were cubs back in 2008. I tried to find out more about them and their parents (via google) but I couldn't seem to find any pres releases or anything about their specific birth. Sorry that I could be more helpful.

I do know that Southwick Zoo has absolutely no intentions of breeding Taj (or Kya for that matter). They are very open about the fact that white tigers are not 'natural' in the wild and that breeding to intentionally get white tigers is looked down upon by most wildlife organizations.
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ChildofAura Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah. I understand that. And don't worry, it's enough information, and I'm glad that they're in a zoo that takes great care of its animals.

Southwick Zoo sounds like it genuinely cares about its animals, thankfully. And I'm glad to hear that Taj and Kya aren't going to be used for breeding. Thanks for the information!
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Southwick Zoo is a private zoo as opposed to a public zoo. The owners definitely put the animals' comfort and happiness as a priority. I think that of all the zoos that I have visited, they definitely put the most effort into assuring each animal has plenty of space with things that they like. The tigers have a pretty big grassy area with a pool and waterfall that they run under in the summer. Their African leopard has a tall exhibit with a jungle-gym that allows him to do a lot of climbing (as leopards love to do). Even their zebras and wildebeest have a huge pasture that you would expect to see on a ranch for horses or cattle. I'm always happy when I visit a zoo and the animals all seemed to be relaxed and comfortable. It's usually a good sign. :)
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Charlie-Lang Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
'Don't you dare ignore me! I AM STILL SPEAKING TO YOU!'
'Lol whatever'

what .__.

Nice stock!
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:D Glad you like it!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cute work! :)
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HOTNStock Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
:) Thanks!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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