Tag: zebra

Zebra Stripes Used To Regulate Heat, Study Finds

Why do zebras have stripes? Previous research found that it is probably to ward of biting insects, but a new one suggests it could also be helping zebras with thermoregulation.

Animals June 14, 2019

Horses Wearing Striped Pajamas Shed Light On How Zebras Avoid Biting Flies

Zebras and their stripes have long left scientists puzzled. A new study observed zebras, horses, and horses dressed as zebras in an attempt to discover the reason behind the unique striped coat.

Animals March 12, 2019

Wearing Zebra-Like Stripes May Protect Your From Insect Bites

Tribal communities in areas where horseflies are abundant paint themselves in black and white stripes for cultural purposes. However, scientists found that the monochromatic tones also repel insects, protecting these people from diseases.

Public Health January 18, 2019

Extinct Sub-Species Of Zebra Revived By Scientists In South Africa

Scientists from South Africa were able to recreate an extinct subspecies of zebra called quagga. By analyzing preserved DNA samples of the animal, the researchers were able to breed the animal closer to how it originally looked many years ago.

Animals February 13, 2016

Why Zebras Have Black And White Stripes: New Study Says Not For Camouflage

A zebra's black and white stripes are apparently not for camouflage, experts in California said. If that is so, what are zebra stripes for, then?

Animals January 25, 2016

Zebra Stripes Do Not Camouflage Them From Predators: Study

Scientists from University of California, Davis found zebra stripes are not for camouflage. By taking the perspective of top zebra predators, such as lions and spotted hyenas, researchers from the U.S. and Canada have estimated the distances where the stripe pattern is visible through feline eyes.

Animals January 23, 2016

Zebra Stripes Don't Help Against Predators Says Study

A new study conducted by University of Cambridge scientists suggests that the characteristic stripes on zebras do not offer the animal any protection against potential predators unlike what was initially believed.

Earth/Environment August 14, 2015

Zebra Stripes Help Keep the Animal Cool ... Or Not?

Zebras that live in hotter regions tend to have more eye-popping stripe patterns. The discovery suggests that thermoregulation has something to do with the animal's iconic black and white coat.

Animals January 15, 2015

Zebra Stripe Mystery: New Explanations Surface as Scientists Study the Patterns

Zebra stripes cannot be explained using traditional theories. Now, researchers have tried to unravel the mystery of these markings by studying variations among regional populations.

January 14, 2015

Zebras now hold record of longest migration of African land mammals

Scientists tracking a population of Plains zebra using GPS technology have determined that the animals traveled approximately 311 miles while migrating. The zebras now hold the record of the longest terrestrial migration ever documented.

Animals May 29, 2014

Have you seen a zonkey? Meet Khumba, a zebra-donkey cross born in Mexico zoo

A crossbreed of a zebra and donkey was born in a Mexican zoo. Named Khumba, it is one of the few zonkeys existing today.

April 28, 2014

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