The stripes of a zebra are designed to give it protection from predators.
The stripes of a zebra are designed to give it protection from predators. When they are running in a pack, it is difficult for the predator to pick out just one since their stripes seem to blend together. This design became very helpful after the Fall when some animals became predators of them. A zebra eats grass and other plants, which wears down its teeth; however, its teeth never stop growing, so its ability to eat is not hindered.
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CLASS: Mammalia (mammal)
ORDER: Perissodactyla (odd-toed hooves)
FAMILY: Equidae (horse kind)
GENUS/SPECIES: Equus grevyi, Equus zebra, and Equus burchelli (Grevy’s, mountain, and Burchell’s)
Size: Around 4 ft (1.2 m) at the shoulder
Weight: 550–900 lbs (250–430 kg)
Original Diet: Plants
Present Diet: Grasses
Habitat: Plains, savannas, and some mountainous regions of Africa
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