What Color Are Zebras?

What Color Are Zebras?

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


Key Facts In This Video

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    Because many animals are colorblind, a black and white-striped animal blends in with surroundings better than animals of a solid color. (0:35)

  • 2

    One theory why zebras are striped is for herds to blend together, making it hard for a predator to single out just one. (1:39)

  • 3

    A herd of zebras is called a "dazzle." (1:50)

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