Zebras look like horses with stripes, but there are key behavioral differences that keep them from being domesticated.
For many animals, camouflage is an important part of survival. But a zebra's bold stripes can't help to disguise it in its natural habitat, the open plains.
Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?
Ever notice how many animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs? Think about it. Cats and dogs often have lighter-colored bellies. Deer, foxes, wolves, coyotes, chipmunks, you get the idea. Why? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Could rearing domesticated zebras raise a profit? Find out on this Moment of Science.