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Is that the same for a regular house cat with stripes?
And they swim. Cool. I didn't know much about Tigers. I do now.I linked this post to Feline Friday.Have a fabulous day, my friend. ♥
All I know is don't try to pet a tiger.
Cat's skin is usually the same color as the fur above it, except for white fur -- then the skin is pink.Yes, tigers swim. The LSU tiger mascot has a swimming hole in his habitat that he adores, it's fun to watch.
This doesn't surprise me, my calico cat has black, orange and pink skin.
LL: I asked myself the same question, so I looked it up. According to Greg Barsh, a geneticist at Hudson Alpha Biotechnology Institute in Huntsville, Alabama, they don't. "We know that in situations where stripes are apparent in the hair, they are not apparent in skin," Barsh says, citing domestic cats, domestic dogs, horses, zebras, and cheetahs as examples.Some people insist their striped cats have striped skin. I have a striped Maine Coon... maybe I'll conduct my own experiment 😉Bwa ha ha ha ha!
Sandee: I love tigers. At Busch Gardens in Tampa, one of my favorite exhibits featured a huge tiger habitat with large pools of water. On hot days, to the delight of the crowds, the tigers often like to cool off by swimming. I remember seeing a white tiger on a few visits.
Kid: Yes, and never pet the sweaty stuff, or is that don't sweat the petty stuff? 😉
Messymimi: There is disagreement on the issue of whether cats have markings on their skin or not. Some cat owners swear their cats do and some scientists say they don't. According to Vincent van der Merwe, biologist at South Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Trust, "Cheetahs, which are actually more closely related to small cats — definitely do not have spots or lines on their [tan] skin.” I could shave Shoshin, my striped tabby Maine Coon, but, as big as she is, she'd snap me like a dry twig.
Jan: Now I don't know which side to believe 🤔
Ed Bonderenka: Weird, eh?
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