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Jan 15, 2015 ... The answer to the age-old question may come down to temperature, suggests a study that finds more stripes on zebras in warmer places.


Jan 14, 2015 ... Thick, black stripes may help zebras regulate their body heat by creating small- scale eddies of wind that cool their bodies in the heat of the African sun, a new study suggests.


Much like a fingerprint, the stripes on a zebra are unique. No two animals have the same pattern. Zebras aren't the only animals that use camouflage to survive in the wild. Many mammals, snakes and insects have developed special ways of blending into their habitats. One of the most famous camouflaging creatures is the ...


Jan 22, 2016 ... If you've always thought of a zebra's stripes as offering some type of camouflaging protection against predators, it's time to think again, suggest scientists ... Caro and other colleagues have provided evidence suggesting that the zebra's stripes provide an evolutionary advantage by discouraging biting flies , ...


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 to scrutiny, what alternatives exist?


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


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


Dec 19, 2013 ... Why zebras have stripes has long been something of a mystery. We have a pretty good idea they're used as protection, but the exact mechanism isn't totally understood. I mean, why would evolution pick out that? The black on white is like a semaphore for savannah predators, saying Eat at Joe's wherever ...


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.