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Tiger Facts

Tigers Can Play Serious Games of Hide and Seek

All about Tigers DCL | John Foxx/Getty Images
All about Tigers DCL | John Foxx/Getty Images

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Tigers live in several types of environments, including forests, wetlands, and grasslands, but regardless of their surroundings, they use their stripes as the ultimate camouflage. Normally dark brown or black, these markings cover tigers from head to toe and allow them to become nearly invisible when hunting and stalking their prey.

Like fingerprints, each set of stripes is unique and no two tigers have the same pattern. The look is not just cosmetic and superficial either — even if you were to shave all of its fur off, a tiger would still have its stripes!

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