Why do zebras have stripes?

Posted
22.1.2009

Why do zebras have stripes?

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23.1.2009
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23.1.2009

The stripes work as camouflage making zebras indistinguishable to other animals, and on the other hand they also actually help zebras recognize one another. See:
http://animals.howstuffworks.com/mammals/question454.htm

How the stripes have developed is a question of evolution:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution

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