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We Finally Know Why Tigers Have Stripes

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    This Is A Tiger

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    They are beautiful creature and are known for their stripes. But are they just on the fur?

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    Hmmm We've Never Really Thought Of It...

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    This was the question asked and now its finally being answered!

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    Amazing! (No Animals Were Harmed)

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    Tigers are actually born with stripes on its skin! Under all that fur are MORE STRIPES! 

    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."

    This isn't just for tigers but goes for all animals with sports, stripes and dots! 


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