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DAILY PHOTO: Why the Zebra Has Stripes

By Berniegourley @berniegourley
DAILY PHOTO: Why the Zebra Has Stripes

Taken in April of 2017 in Mosi Oa Tunya (Victoria Falls) National Park

DAILY PHOTO: Why the Zebra Has Stripes

Chobe National Park, Botswana

I heard a person — looking at a solitary zebra — say, “That is horrible camouflage! How is it not extinct?”

The answer is found by looking at zebras in a group. When they run in a herd, it becomes impossible for a predator to distinguish one from another. Heads merge with hindquarters merging with a shoulder.  They become an amorphous monochromatic cluster with nothing to bite onto.

By in Africa, Animals, Botswana, nature, photographs, Photos, pictures, Tourism, travel, wildlife, Zoology on March 10, 2018.

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