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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.

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/01/150113-zebras-stripes-evolution-animals-science-africa

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 ...

www.livescience.com/49447-zebras-stripes-cooling.html

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, ...

www.ucdavis.edu/news/zebra-stripes-not-camouflage-new-study-finds

Jan 22, 2016 ... In earlier studies, Caro and other colleagues have provided evidence suggesting that the zebra's stripes provide an evolutionary advantage by ...

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0123/Why-do-zebras-have-stripes-It-s-not-for-camouflage-say-scientists.

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 ...

wonderopolis.org/wonder/why-do-zebras-have-stripes-2

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 ...

www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/2014/apr/02/why-do-zebras-have-stripes-scientists-have-the-answer

Apr 2, 2014 ... The zebra evolved stripes to deter parasitic flies, say researchers.

africageographic.com/blog/why-do-zebras-have-stripes

Feb 10, 2017 ... There are five hypotheses as to why zebras have stripes....Marula Lodge gets closer to answering the age-old question.

newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/why-do-zebras-have-stripes

Jan 29, 2015 ... ‚ÄčOne of nature's fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes. A team of life scientists led by UCLA's Brenda Larison has found at least ...

www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/why-do-zebras-have-stripes-mystery-solved-scientists-say-n68836

Apr 1, 2014 ... Why did zebras evolve to have stripes? Researchers say they've definitively solved the century-old riddle, and it has to do with flies.