News tagged with big cats

A mathematical model for animal stripes

The back of a tiger could have been a blank canvas. Instead, nature painted the big cat with parallel stripes, evenly spaced and perpendicular to the spine. Scientists don't know exactly how stripes develop, but since the ...

dateDec 23, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Doomed deer freed to feed China's elusive tigers

High in the mountains of northeastern China, conservationists looking to preserve the endangered Amur tiger—the world's largest living feline—are releasing deer into the area for the big cats to kill and eat.

dateSep 16, 2013 in Ecology
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