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Is A Tiger's Skin Striped?

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Dipa Suresh Profile
Dipa Suresh answered
Yes! Everyone knows that a tiger has a striped coat, but how many people know that the tiger's skin is striped as well?! It is true! Underneath all those lovely stripes, the tiger's skin is striped too, and even the rare white tiger has bluish stripes on its skin.


The fact was first noticed by veterinarians, when they had to shave off patches of a tiger's fur for surgery, and this was when they made the astonishing discovery that the tiger has stripes on its skin, below the fur.

However, when one talks about the tiger's stripes, one refers to the stripes on its fur, which are as unique as human fingerprints; no two tigers ever have the same stripes, and this is how individual tigers can be identified.

A tiger is striped because it needs to camouflage itself when it is hunting, and the stripes cover the animal up when it stalks against the wild grasses from where it launches its attacks on its unsuspecting prey.
Deborah Profile
Deborah answered
Not only do tigers have striped skin, regular (tiger-striped) house cats do too! Not just stripes, either...if your cat has spots, his or her skin is spotted as well.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes! Tiger's fur and skin is striped. If you ever shaved a tiger, which some people actually have, you would be able to see the stripes in their skin, as well as their fur.
candi butcher Profile
candi butcher answered
The skin of the tiger is also striped just as the fur is striped.
Tony Alexander Profile
Tony Alexander answered
Yes, the tigers skin has stripes.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
A tiger's skin and coat IS striped...However, a zebras coat has stripes too, but its skin is not striped.
Petal Daisy Profile
Petal Daisy answered
Yes, of course it's striped. EVERYONE knows that! Unless lions, they might just have orange skin, I've seen pictures. If you would like to see a lion just orange, search on Google Images. They might help you a bit. They always help me.

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