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The Golden Tiger is a type of Friend that appeared in the original Kemono Friends mobile game.
Both designs feature Golden Tiger with an elegant schoolgirl appearance holding a yellow rose.
The current design has light orange hair with white bangs and a fade out to white at the ends of her curly hair hair. The hair has brown spots and stripes. Her ears have brown and white markings with white tufts. Her upper body has an orange schoolgirl top with brown accents and buttons. The top has a brown plaid design on the cuffs, matching her skirt. She wears a white dress shirt underneath with a purple bow. The schoolgirl top has a brown emblem with a white accent and a purple Japari logo on it. Her lower body features a skirt and a tail with an orange to white gradient and brown stripes. Her stockings and dress shoes are white with slight hints of yellow. Her stockings also have brown stripes. This design has a "softer" color feel compared to the old one.
Her old design is very similar, except that there's a more predominant use of saturated orange and brown. The amount of white used is redistributed, as there's less of it in her hair, stockings and on her ears and more of it on her plaid accents. The design doesn't appear to have the Japari emblem. Her hair curls are more detailed and more curly compared to the current design, which simplifies the hair curls into bunches.
In Real Life
The Golden Tabby Tiger is an extremely rare colour variation of this exquisite wild cat, and not a separate subspecies. This tiger is characterised by its gorgeous fawn-coloured (or pale gold) fur with its light-orange stripes and pale (sometimes white) belly and legs. The fur is thicker and softer than other tigers fur, giving it a distinctly luxurious look and feel. Usually, a Golden Tabby Tiger (or a Strawberry Tiger, as it is sometimes known by the public) is simply a different coloured version of the Bengal Tiger subspecies.
Interestingly, the Golden Tabby Tiger is usually considerably larger than the average Bengal Tiger. When two of these golden tigers are mated with one another, the offspring may be white, since this variety of tiger carries the gene for White Tigers.
The Golden Tabby Tiger is, to the best of modern knowledge, only in existence in captivity today. And, even in this protected environment,about 30 or fewer of these animals in the world, testifying to its great rarity. However, there are more tigers that carry the gene (although they display no physical characteristics thereof), slightly improving the chance of more being born.
The more that Golden Tabby Tigers are allowed to breed only with one another, the more likely they are to produce more such colour variations, although this is not guaranteed.
Golden Tabby Tigers are known for being highly intelligent. This is one of the reasons for them making ideal pets for private owners and zoos.
Genetically speaking, this tiger has the genes of a normal orange-coloured cat, but also two copies of a recessive wide band gene. This is what lends the Golden Tabby its gorgeous white and ginger markings. Usually, a Strawberry Tiger is the result of a zoos breeding white and common orange tigers together (whether intentionally or by accident), rather than a deliberate attempt at breeding Golden Tabbies.