By Victoria Gill Science reporter, BBC Nature
Zebra stripes evolved to keep biting flies at bay
The team placed the sticky model horses in a fly-infested field
Why zebras evolved their characteristic black-and-white stripes has been the subject of decades of debate among scientists. Now researchers from Hungary and Sweden claim to have solved the mystery. The stripes, they say, came about to keep away blood-sucking flies.
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