Say Hello To Kenny The Inbred White Tiger With Down Syndrome

 

inbred white tiger with down syndrome

Say hello to Kenny the inbred white tiger with down syndrome.

Kenny is a white tiger that was ‘selectively’ inbred while in captivity in the United States. As zoos and exotic pet stores have increased the demand for white tigers, breeders have attempted to recreate the ideal white tiger — large snout, blue eyes, white fur — by relying on a limited pool of white tigers that are in captivity.

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The result? With such a limited gene pool, white tigers are born with an astoundingly high rate of deformities and health issues. For example, Kenny is mentally retarded, has significant physical limitations, and is considered the first tiger with down syndrome. The pictures, in many ways, speak for themselves to the condition that Kenny is in:

Source: Live Leak

 

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Sophiiieee
Sophiiieee

This is cruel, and unfair on the animals, as they can't say how they feel or explain to anyone about their quality of life. However, he is a stunning tiger, deformities or otherwise! All animals are beautiful.