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Moti, photographed in March 2008 by David Smith

Moti (born August 29, 1994 in Ohio, died July 11, 2010 in Birmingham) was a white tiger at the Birmingham Zoo.

Moti, whose name means "white pearl", came to Birmingham at the age of 3 months, weighing 20 pounds. For his first 2 months in Birmingham, he was bottle-fed by Marcia Riedmiller, now the zoo's Curator of Mammals. He grew to over 380 pounds and was over 10 feet long. Moti died of natural causes at the age of 15 in July 2010. White tigers typically live 12 years in the wild and 15-20 years in captivity.


  • Thornton, William (July 15, 2010) "Birmingham Zoo's white tiger dies." Birmingham Zoo

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