A zebra's stripes are theorized to protect against predators by camouflaging an individual zebra within a herd, but they may also be a natural insect repellent.
Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their
distinctive black and ... The unique stripes of zebras make them one of the
animals most familiar to people. They occur in...
Jan 15, 2015 ... A leopard may not be able to change its spots, but some zebras change their
stripes. Zebras in warmer places have more stripes, a new study ...
Jan 14, 2015 ... Plains zebras living in central Africa, like this one in Uganda, tend to have more
defined stripes than plains zebras living in more Southern, ...
Although most people tend to think of the zebra as a white animal with black
stripes, scientists have discovered that the zebra is actually a black animal with ...
Jan 23, 2016 ... New research appears to discredit the age-old theory that zebras' stripes help
them evade predators. But if this hypothesis no longer holds up ...
Jan 22, 2016 ... In earlier studies, Caro and other colleagues have provided evidence suggesting
that the zebra's stripes provide an evolutionary advantage by ...
Apr 2, 2014 ... Scientists have offered a number of theories for zebras' stripes - but it turns out,
the pattern evolved to deter biting flies.
Apr 2, 2014 ... There have been many explanations for the zebra's impressive stripes. New
research strongly suggests that they have evolved to deter ...
Jan 25, 2016 ... It has something to do with the way predators such as cheetahs and lions see
zebra stripes in certain lighting conditions, researchers said.