Sunday, 21 March 2010
Zebras as promised!!
I mentioned in my panda rant post the first reason for pandas being useless is their colouring, I also mentioned that there was reasoning to zebras being black and white. Each zebra’s stripes are unique like human fingerprints. When the all the zebras stand close together in a dazzle together they sort of create an optical illusion, they blend together so it’s hard for predator to target an individual. It doesn’t quite make them look like one giant zebra but it does make it hard to tell where one zebra ends and the next begins. When a female gives birth to her foal she will keep it very close to her side so that the foal blends in with the mother and becomes less conspicuous.