Zebra Stripes May Be More For Cooling Than Camouflage

January 15, 2015 2:44 PM

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Zebra Stripes May Be More For Cooling Than Camouflage

How did zebras get their stripes? It's hard to get a black-and-white answer.

Some scientists say the stripes are a form of camouflage that protects zebras from hungry lions. Others say they're key to zebra mating rituals. Just last year, researchers published research suggesting that the stripes repel biting flies, thus protecting the animals from diseases flies sometimes ca...

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