Zebras Dazzle

Wednesday, 7 October 2015
We had some lovely zebra sightings in this camp. Five were standing almost in a row eating.

There is certainly an evolutionary reason for their stripes. They can “dazzle” their predators with their stripes! When they move together they can confuse the lion that is after them. Social structure is for one stallion to stay with several females.

Zebras have different patterns of stripes – sort of like humans all have different fingerprints. One has to look closely to see the difference.

The male zebra will strategize when predators are around. He will separate from the herd in order to lure the lion away to himself. He does this knowing that he will likely be able to out run the predator.

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