Why zebras have stripes
Nature is an amazing thing. I have often wondered about why zebras have such a distinctive coat pattern given that they are a major prey species. You would understandably think that with great big wide stripes they would be seen and targeted for miles by big cat predators such as lions. It seems that nature has created a dazzling pattern designed to confuse the lion who in fact has poor colour vision so when the herd band together it creates a moving pattern making it difficult for him to focus on single individuals. Even the young zebra have been designed for survival. From a very young age they have long legs like adults to carry them at the same height so lions can't detect a smaller animal and target them. Truly astonishing isn't it.
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