Why are the zebras black and white?
December 14, 2006 5:15pm CST
a very funny question my 4 year cousin has asked me today..what do you think?
• 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.