Did you know that tigers have striped skin not just striped fur?
A tiger’s stripes help to break up the outline of its body and make it hard to see. They also look like shadows as the tiger stalks through long grass in the moonlight. Tigers have striped skin not just striped fur. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern. The species name Tigris is Greek for “arrow”. It is thought that its name was derived from the straight (as an arrow) and fast-flowing Tigris.