Why do tigers have stripes?

TigersOver the years, people have been wondering why tigers have stripes? Actually, their stripes are a result of evolution. Tigers have adapted genetically to their environment. They need their stripes to help them blend better into their natural environment, just like how soldiers use camouflaged uniforms in warfare. It is known as camouflaging. With their stripes, tigers can prevent from being noticed by their prey and other predators.

In the animal world, camouflaging has been a normal part of life. Much like how the stripes of a tiger can help it blend into grassy surroundings, the spots and light coloring of a cheetah can help it remain unnoticed in a barren landscape. Animals using this disguise would be known as “copy cats”.


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