Zebras’ Stripes Help The Animals To Cool In Hot Temperatures

January 15, 2015 10:16 PM

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Zebras’ Stripes Help The Animals To Cool In Hot Temperatures

According to a new study, the black and white stripes on zebra are not just for esthetic purposes, but they play a very important role in keeping the animals cool in very hot temperatures.

In the past, researchers had put forward many theories regarding the black and white stripes on the zebra’s bodies. It was believed that the stripes aided cohesion, camouflage, or helped to evade predators or even flies. However, none of those theories provided clear adaptive evidence about the stri...

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