President Eisenhower of the U.S.A. accepted a rare white Indian tiger in the grounds of?
President Eisenhower of the U.S.A. accepted a rare white Indian tiger in the grounds of the White House, Washington, Dec 5, from John W. Kluge, President and Chairman of the Metropolitan Broadcasting Corporation. It is a Christmas gift to the children of America from Mr. Kluge.
India, however, has decided to ban the exporting of white tigers (a freak albino species, with white bodies, grey stripes and blue eyes), it was announced Dec 1. The ban follows the sale of the one to America by the Maharaja of Rewa.
The animal was given a meal in the White House grounds before being taken to the National Zoological Park in Washington. It is almost fully grown, exceptionally large and powerful.
Its father was captured in 1951, and in an attempt to propagate the strain, it was mated with a normal tigress. The resultant litter was normal. One of these cubs was later mated with the father, and four white cubs were born. It is one of these that is now in America.