Tigers have muscular bodies with powerful forelimbs, large heads and long tails. The pelage is dense and heavy; coloration varies between shades of orange and brown with white ventral areas and distinctive vertical black stripes, whose patterns are unique to each individual.[15][47] Their function is likely for camouflage in vegetation such as long grass with strong vertical patterns of light and shade.[47][48] The tiger is one of only a few striped cat species; it is not known why spots are the more common camouflage pattern among felids.[49] The tiger’s stripes are also found on the skin, so that if it were to be shaved, its distinctive coat pattern would still be visible. They have a mane-like heavy growth of fur around the neck and jaws and long whiskers, especially in males. The pupils are circular with yellow irises. The small, rounded ears have a prominent white spot on the back, surrounded by black.[15] These false “eyespots”, called ocelli, apparently play an important role in intraspecies communication.[50]

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