http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/296832

White tiger cub losing stripes, changing color in India zoo

Posted Aug 31, 2010 by Laura Trowbridge
A strange little tiger cub is the talk of India's Tamil Nadu zoo as people flock to see the odd sight of a white tiger losing its stripes and turning black.
A white tiger relaxing on some logs
A white tiger relaxing on some logs
Tambako the Jaguar on Flickr
The odd little tiger is one of three cubs born to a white tiger mother at the zoo in June. They have been kept in a private enclosure until just recently when they were brought out for public viewing.
The one tiger is losing its stripes and turning black. Zoo officials believe it might be due to a rare genetic defect.
On the ITN Productions video posted by Dailymotion, a visitor to the zoo says: "We're very happy to see the cubs roaming around and playing with their mother. This has made my grandchildren extremely happy."
The odd color-changing tiger cub has become the zoo's main attraction.