Mumbai’s last captive white tiger named Bajirao died recently at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali (Mumbai suburb), Maharashtra. He was 18 years and died due to old age related issues. He was suffering from chronic ankyloses (fusion of bones leads to abnormal stiffening and immobility of joint) on left shoulder and chronic senile generalised arthritis from past four years. He was born at Sanjay Gandhi National Park in 2001.
About White tigers
They are also called Bleached Tiger and are not separate sub-species of tiger. They have white to almost cream colored fur, pink nose, black/grey/chocolate colored stripes and blue.
They are basically white in colour i.e. they pigmentation variant of Bengal Tiger. Their white colour is due to lack of pheomelanin pigment which gives Bengal tigers their red-yellow or amber colour.
The white tigers are found only among Indian tigers. The last wild white tiger reported in India was captured in forests of Rewa in Madhya Pradesh. They now only can be found in captivity.
Sanjay Gandhi National Park