Why are the zebras black and white?

@cristi20 (2139)
Romania
December 14, 2006 5:15pm CST
a very funny question my 4 year cousin has asked me today..what do you think?
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@serjhonny (350)
• Italy
15 Dec 06
Oh yeah! It's a funny question... but i don't really know why zebras is black and white!
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@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
15 Dec 06
I actually know the answer to this. For a single zebra, the wavy lines of the zebra's stripes blends in with the shadows and contrast caused by the tall, wavy grass of their habitat. For zebras in a herd, they all blend together and a predator can't see a single zebra. A predator just sees a massive wall of stripes. My Uncle's on the president's board of the San Diego Zoological Society, and we go to the Wild Animal Park a lot.
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• United States
15 Dec 06
I think its camoflouge. It doesn't seem like it, but it is. It confuses predators because of the stripes.
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