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I Just Found Out What's Under A Tiger's Fur And I'm Forever Changed

Well, I'll be.

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MORE STRIPES. That's right, a tiger's skin ALSO has stripes.

This is what the skin of a tiger looks like. It is also striped.@WWF_tigers @WWF @nature_org @World_Wildlife… https://t.co/QDjHcG82Ol

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LOOK AT IT.

#TigerFact did you know, it's not just the tigers fur that is striped? Beauty is skin deep as this pic demonstrates!

LOOK AGAIN.

@gingerRudder I know that tigers do in fact have striped skin, so maybe!

Basically, the skin is striped "because the colored hair follicles embedded in the skin are visible, similar to a man's five-o'clock shadow."

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You can see the same kind of thing in a snow leopard and other big cats. Check out this spotty fellah right here:

Shaved Snow Leopard https://t.co/YfcNAYNiCP

Wild stuff, right here.

LOOK: Tiger skin is striped in the same pattern as its coat. RT if you think that's cool like we do. #tiger

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