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What Color Are Zebras?

Zebra fetuses start out completely black in the womb. As they mature, they develop the white stripes.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Because many animals are colorblind, a black and white-striped animal blends in with surroundings better than animals of a solid color. 00:35

  2. One theory why zebras are striped is for herds to blend together, making it hard for a predator to single out just one. 01:39

  3. A herd of zebras is called a "dazzle." 01:50

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