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April 8, 2016



Ride ’em Zebra?

Zebras look like horses with stripes, but there are key behavioral differences that keep them from being domesticated.

January 15, 2013


The Zebra has a a difficult time blending in.

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?

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.

August 13, 2010


Why Do Animals Have Lighter Fur On Their Bellies?

Animals have mastered blending in with their surroundings. Yet, why do some animals have lighter fur on their bellies than on their backs?

August 18, 2005


Soft White Underbelly

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.

November 19, 2004


Ride ’em Zebra?

Could rearing domesticated zebras raise a profit? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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