Tiger Stripes

How many stripes do tigers have? Well it depends on the subspecies. I don't have figures for the whole of the cat but for the flank area. Here they are:

The source material is: Riding the tiger: tiger conservation in human-dominated landscapes By John Seidensticker and the authors obtained the information from the National History Museum and from photographs in Mazák (1996).

Great Cats by edited by Seidensticker and Lumpkin says that the Chinese tiger has the fewest stripes. Next fewest are on the Amur tiger then the Bengal tiger, then the Indochinese tiger. The island subspecies have the most stripes.


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