White tigers do not occur naturally in the wild and, therefore, their diet must be created by their keepers. In the wild, the bulk of a tiger’s diet consists of the meat of large-bodied prey, which include moose, wild boar, deer species, buffaloes and horses.
White tigers can only be produced by creating a certain genetic mutation that turns its coat white. Breeders achieve this sort of mutation by breeding a male tiger to its sister or a father to its daughter repeatedly for several generations. This mutation also causes other physical defects with white inbred tigers, such as clubbed feet, cleft palates, defective organs, spinal problems and vision problems.