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Teaching Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?

Why Do Tigers Have Stripes?

When tigers stalk their prey, usually in the murky light of dusk or dawn, they are nearly invisible. Whether they live in grasslands, forests or jungles, wild tigers have deep orange coats with dark stripes. So how does such a brightly colored animal stay concealed well enough to hunt successfully? The answer: camouflage!

Andrew Cushing, Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine, University of Tennessee
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