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Why do Zebras Need Their Stripes?


Have you ever thought why zebras are colored in this vivid black and white pattern when most of their surroundings are brown and green? The stripes may seem conspicuous in the colors of the plains they usually live in, but they make it very difficult for predators to distinguish and pick off individuals in a herd. This disguise for confusing predators (mainly lions and spotted hyenas) works especially well at night, when color vision is redundant.
 
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