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.
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.
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