Tiger

The stripe pattern is found on a tiger’s skin, as well as on the fur.

The tiger has a coat pattern of black stripes against a dark gold background. The stripes of most tigers vary from brown or hay to pure black.

The stripe pattern is found on a tiger’s skin, as well as on the fur. If you were to shave a tiger, you would find that its distinctive camouflage pattern would be preserved.

The form and density of stripes differs between subspecies, but most tigers have in excess of 100 stripes.


Image | © Mathias Appel, Public Domain, (CC0 1.0)
Sources | (Tilson & Nyhus, 2010; World Animal Foundation, Tiger, Tiger Fact Sheet)

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