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In BriefCan you spot the two 10ft tigers blending into this photo?

Can you spot the two 10ft tigers blending into this photo?

A SAFARI park is challenging viewers to spot the 10ft-long, 500lb tigers “hiding” in a recent snap of their enclosure.

Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, reckons Genghis, 19, and Bella, 14, are not quite as easy to pick out as their immense size would suggest.

The Amur tigers’ markings are designed to provide camouflage in situations of light and shade in the wild.

Genghis is pretty easy to spot but the safari park has had to help many of its followers on social media pick out Bella.

The park wrote on its Facebook page: “The tigers’ fantastic orange and black coat breaks up their silhouette and makes it notoriously difficult for prey to see them.

“It can also make it very difficult for the public to see them, even if they are out in the outside enclosure.

“Genghis, our male, is on the far left, making the most of the shade underneath the tree.

Genghis, right, and Bella

“Bella, our female, is lying on the top right hand side of the pool, just in front of the log. She blends in very well.”

Ghengis and Bella moved into the park’s brand new enclosure, ‘Tiger Ridge’ two years ago.
A rocky ridge, cave and waterfall takes pride of place in the centre of their new home.

Amur tigers are predominantly native to Russia’s Far East and China and are found in the snowy mountainous regions where their thick fur helps them to insulate heat.

It is believed there are only 300-400 wild Amur tigers left living in the wild.

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