Never heard of it, right?
Recently, IFS Parveen Kaswan shared pictures of the Golden Tiger clicked by Wildlife photographer Mayuresh Hendre at the Kaziranga National Park. Ever since the images of the majestic creature was shared on Twitter, they've gone viral.
Its rare appearance is believed to be caused because of recessive genes in individuals, as a result of inbreeding with fragmented population, caused by habitat destruction and loss of connectivity.
They are very rare and some say it is caused by a recessive gene that gets expressed due to extensive inbreeding. 2/n pic.twitter.com/r2v6oVb1Tl— Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) July 10, 2020
According to a post by Wild Karnataka, Goldie is the only recorded individual in the wild in the 21st century.
Just like us, even netizens were fascinated with this piece of information.
Gorgeous...— Meghna Girish (@megirish2001) July 11, 2020
Wow— Harshal Mantri (@HarshalMantri) July 11, 2020
Beautiful cat..— Kamal Rohilla (@KamalRohilla1) July 11, 2020
unreal ...really looks like a Soft toy Tiger ,,, ! ! !😍— Romeo Sierra (@sierraromeo98) July 10, 2020
Where can we find this beauty?? It looks stunning...— Soumik Chatterjee (@DHypocricy) July 11, 2020