Saturday, 20 October 2012

Why Does a Zebra have stripes?


Zebras are wild animals, and one of the core meanings for life is to ensure the survival of the species. To do that they have to protect their young. They older members of the herd will sacrifice themselves by putting themselves on the outside of the heard in harms way to protect the young.

One train of thought is that the stripes, when moving as a heard in unison, give the predators a hard time with focusing on one animal. The stripes are an evolutionary way of protecting and helping ensure the survival of the species....

Now who wouldn't wanna protect these two cute lil things... LOL

Come to Africa with me next year as we will be photographing the zebra in the Serengeti. Check that tour out here... http://www.photographers-lounge.com/photo-tours/our-2013-photo-tours/tanzania-photo-tour/