Tigers have the distinction of being the heaviest cats found in the wild. The most common of the nine subspecies, (three of which are now extinct with the rest all protected) of tigers is the Bengal. The average life span of the Tiger is 10 to 15 years but they live well into their twenties in captivity. The typical tiger has a rust red coat with white fringes that surround the face and the black stripes for which the tiger is best known. Most adult tigers have over 100 stripes and just like the human fingerprint are unique to that animal alone. Their stripe pattern is how researchers or zoo workers can identify each individual. Tigers can vary in color from the dark rust most people are familiar with, to what is called a Golden Tabby or Strawberry Tiger, which has a thicker fur, with more white, lighter color rust and BROWN stripes not black. There have been reports, without photographs of a blue and a black tiger as well. Then of course there is the White Tiger…Using our detailed, specie specific, hand painted Tiny Ones figurines; we carefully mount a gold tone eyelet and gold tone cord so you can display your favorite specie anywhere, like your Christmas tree, or rear view mirror. Each figurine is wearing a warm winter scarf, which can be removed in the summer! Individually packaged and labeled, these little decorations are ready to give as a gift for birthdays or holidays!