It can­not be said that the striped “cloth­ing” of the zebra is too strik­ing for preda­tors. A stopped herd of zebras merges into one whole mass in the eyes of tigers, lions and oth­er preda­tors, which does not allow them to choose one sin­gle vic­tim.

facts about zebras

Unlike hors­es or don­keys, zebras can­not be (and nev­er have been) domes­ti­cat­ed.

In search of food, a herd can trav­el 50 kilo­me­ters, but after feed­ing, zebras always return to their ter­ri­to­ries. Zebras are tied to their ter­ri­to­ries.

To get rid of pests, zebras roll on the ground. Dirt stick­ing to the body pro­tects ani­mals from pests. Help in the fight against insects is also pro­vid­ed by birds called “bull wood­peck­er”.

Half an hour after birth, the zebra con­fi­dent­ly stands on its feet and can walk with­out falling, as is typ­i­cal for many artio­dactyls.

When zebras sleep, sev­er­al zebras remain on guard, which mon­i­tor the appear­ance of preda­tors and, if nec­es­sary, instant­ly wake up the entire herd.

Dur­ing the attack of preda­tors, zebras hide their cubs in the cen­ter of the herd.

To a tsetse fly, a zebra is just a flick­er of black and white stripes. Each zebra has unique stripes. The cub rec­og­nizes its moth­er in the herd pre­cise­ly by col­or­ing.

Zebras have poor eye­sight, so they pre­fer to graze among oth­er her­bi­vores in order to hear from them a sig­nal of dan­ger. If you have to run away from a preda­tor, a zebra can do it at a speed of 80 kilo­me­ters per hour, but not for long.

To con­tin­ue, vis­it also a selec­tion of inter­est­ing facts about dogs and cats in a sep­a­rate arti­cle.

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