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)