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Why Do Leopards and Tigers Have Spots and Stripes?


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, tigers, leopards )

Cher Away
- 320 days ago - sundayobserver.lk
A new study carried out by researchers at the University of Bristol, tries to answer the question everyone has asked themselves at least once: 'Why do leopards have spots and tigers have stripes?' They studied 35 species of wild cats and analysed their



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Ljiljana Milic (96)
Friday September 6, 2013, 6:07 am
This is more than interesting - QfA:
"Another intriguing thing is that out of the 35 species, only one cat has vertically elongated patterns, that had nothing to do with grasslands: the tiger. On the other hand, tigers seem to camouflage really well so why don't other animals have vertical stripes too? "
Thank you Cher.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:40 am
Thank you for the fascinating article, Cher!
 

Barbara K. (87)
Friday September 6, 2013, 7:46 am
S & N, thanks my friend. I always thought it was for camouflage purposes. Animals living in differing areas seem to blend in with their surroundings. They are all beautiful
 

Christeen Anderson (476)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:00 am
Thank you for this very interesting article.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:34 am
I never thought about it...thanks
 

Angelika R. (146)
Friday September 6, 2013, 10:23 am
Confusing..and as always, exceptions confirm the rule, they say... thx.
 

Patricia H. (468)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:12 pm
noted
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (177)
Friday September 6, 2013, 12:42 pm
do tego nie trzeba było naukowców, u nas każde dziecko by to wyjaśniło
 

GGmaSheila D. (132)
Friday September 6, 2013, 3:01 pm
Too busy admiring their beauty and uniqueness to wonder about spots and stripes. Thanks.
 

Connie O. (40)
Friday September 6, 2013, 9:48 pm
interesting ... thanks
 

Lynn Squance (226)
Friday September 6, 2013, 11:18 pm
I wondered about that years ago and concluded, while observing big cats in a documentary that it must be for camouflage. But no matter the reason, they are such majestic animals all!
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (177)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 1:14 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

sharon wardle (82)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 2:32 am
Very interesting
 

Sherri G. (111)
Saturday September 7, 2013, 6:36 pm
TY Cher - very interesting. Noted
 

Sara P. (54)
Monday September 9, 2013, 7:20 am
Thanks for sharing Cher!
 
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