Why do you think zebras have stripes

Philippines
August 4, 2009 5:22am CST
im sorry to ask this child like questions but then again, base on your understanding and explanation without using your search engine... no right or wrong answer here.. just share us your idea.. lets see where it takes us.. Heres mine... Zebras used to be black before, but zebras stood up right next to the newly white painted fence.. and the rest was history lol... poor me...
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• India
4 Aug 09
Zebras, as nearly anyone knows, have stripes for camouflage (sorry for bad spelling :P). They are dinner for many animals, and stripes help them hide
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• Philippines
4 Aug 09
oh really... hmmm.. is that why they stood in the fence so that others might think that they are part of the fence lol... sorry... im just joking.. trying to have some fun here.. i feel so bored thats why...
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• Philippines
4 Aug 09
hey i lovepie you already have start lol.. and thats yellow one.. congrats
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• Philippines
4 Aug 09
ops sorry *star... i mean
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@pumared (515)
• Bulgaria
5 May 10
because they are animals.
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Aug 09
The main reason for Zebra having stribes is simply protection from predators in the wild, when Zebras stand in the group they look larger than they are, and it is harder to define each animal between each other, so the attackers also have a harder chance spooting the weak animals out from the group. Another thing worth mentioning is that Zebra stribes are exactly like human finger prints, none are alike, amazing you shouldnt even believe it since they all more or less look the same with the same stribes.
@ElicBxn (60835)
• United States
10 Aug 09
when zebras are in the herd, the striping confuses the predators... the only other wild horses are dun colored, living in a barren landscape and they do have stripes on their legs not unlike a zebra - just not as strongly marked
@raineyes (561)
• United States
7 Aug 09
Haha, don't you know that stripes are the latest fashion trend? Zebras just want to fit in. Actually, their black with white stripes to blend in with each other so that lions can't tell one zebra apart from another, which is helpful because lions single a zebra out to try and eat him.
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
4 Aug 09
Hi homeshoppers, Because they are all an avid fan of Newcastle football club or Javentus. To display their loyalties, they painted their body with this club color. Or maybe because they love to listen "black and white" song sung by Micheal Jackson. Happy mylotting and have a nice day.
@sarojInc (570)
• India
4 Aug 09
Hi there I think zebras have stripe because that is what really protect them against predators .and their kids also for the scorching heat.The stripes act as a cooling mechanism.