Zebras

by Rebecca on August 7, 2010

in Animal Pictures,Cute Animal Pictures

A new born male Grant’s Zebra is flanked by his mother Wendy at the Rome Zoo.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/in-photos/best-from-july-14/article1640636/

A zebra herd vocalizing.

Photograph by Chris Johns

Why do zebras have stripes at all? Scientists aren’t sure, but many theories
center on their utility as some form of camouflage. The patterns may make it
difficult for predators to identify a single animal from a running herd and
distort distance at dawn and dusk. Or they may dissuade insects that
recognize only large areas of single-colored fur or act as a kind of natural
sunscreen. Because of their uniqueness, stripes may also help zebras
recognize one another.

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/printable/zebra.html

www.Free-slideshow.com

www.hedweb.com

http://www.veeriku.tartu.ee/~ppensa/zebra_herd.jpg

James Warnick/Getty
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/zebra-stripes-1.jpg


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