They have a mane-like heavy progress of fur around the neck and jaws and lengthy whiskers, especially in males. The small, rounded ears have a outstanding white spot on the back, surrounded by black. These spots are thought to play an essential position in intraspecific communication. The much less frequent tigon is a cross between a lioness and a male tiger.
The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the biggest extant cat species and a member of the genus Panthera. It is most recognisable for its darkish vertical stripes on orange-brown fur with a lighter underside.
Because the male tiger does not pass on a progress-promoting gene and the lioness passes on a growth inhibiting gene, tigons are around the same size as their dad and mom. Some females are fertile and have sometimes given start to litigons when mated to a male Asiatic lion. The tiger’s closest living family members were … Read More