Curious Kids: why do tigers have whiskers?

Author: Alexander Richard Braczkowski
Date: 5/4/19
Just like how the hairs on your arm can feel a soft breeze blowing or a spider crawling on you, whiskers on a tiger’s face and chin give it messages about what is going on around him or her. But whiskers are not just ordinary hairs. They are thicker and go deeper into the tiger’s skin. In fact,...

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