The Mystery Of Why Zebras Have Stripes Has Finally Been Solved

Zebra stripes bedazzle biting flies, reducing their ability to make controlled landings

by GrrlScientist for Forbes | @GrrlScientist

NOTE: originally published under the title: β€œWhy Horses Should Wear Striped Pajamas”

Throughout the centuries, there have been many explanations why zebras have stripes and horses don’t.
(Credit: Igorowitsch / CC0)

A newly published paper by behavioral and evolutionary ecologist, Tim Caro, who studies…




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