Week in Photos: Monster Hog, Underwater Tiger, Baby Binturong, More

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Vallejo, California, May 30, 2007—Cats swimming may seem about as likely as pigs flying, but Odin the tiger is proving the exception to the rule at a U.S. theme park.

Raised by humans at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom outside San Francisco, the white Bengal tiger has been diving for dinner—happily, according to his trainer—since he was a cub.

Big cats in the wild aren't known to be generally fond of water, though they have been photographed bathing (watch video) or hunting in the wet stuff from time to time.

Bengal tigers with white fur are extremely rare genetic aberrations. Because the propagation of white tigers in captivity requires inbreeding, their presence in zoos, parks, and theaters is controversial among animal-welfare groups.

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