Tigers are the only cat species that are completely striped. The stripes are like fingerprints and no two tigers have the same pattern.
Tigers have over 100 stripes. Of these, approximately 55 are black and the remainder are other colored such as orange and tan.
A tigers stripes are as individual as human fingerprints making it easy to identify each tiger by it’s stripe pattern.
Their stripes help to break up the outline of its body and make it hard to see. They also look like shadows as the tiger stalks through long grass in the moonlight.