This here is a tiger. You might recognize tigers from nature.
Tigers have stripes. You might recognize stripes from that shirt grandma bought you in 8th grade that you've never worn.
But do you know what's under those stripes?
You might recognize this sexy tiger doctor from that one really strange, yet fulfilling dream you had.
MORE STRIPES. That's right, a tiger's skin ALSO has stripes.
LOOK AT IT.
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."
A shaved tiger is pretty much just your dad in the morning.
Not the daddy doctor lion from earlier, but, like, your real dad.
You can see the same kind of thing in a snow leopard and other big cats. Check out this spotty fellah right here:
Wild stuff, right here.