The Bandhavgarh National Park is the place where the famous white tigers of Rewa were discovered. The last known capture of the white tiger was in1951. He is believed to have fathered many a cub in Indian zoos and outside. ‘Mohan’ is now stuffed and on display in the palace of of the Maharaja of Rewa.
When Mohan reached adulthood, he was bred to a normal tiger named “Begum”. They produced three litters of cubs, but none of them were white. When Mohan was bred to one of his own daughters from the second litter however, four white cubs were born. One of these white cubs was named “Mohini” who was then bred to her uncle/half-brother “Sampson” and two of their offspring were sent to the National Zoo in Washington D.C. where they were bred to each other and produced, among other cubs, “Kesari” who was the foundation for the Cincinnati Zoo’s line of white tigers….and this way the lineage continued.
Temple of the Tigers