Wednesday

Black stripes or white stripes?



The zebra is a wonderful animal don't you think?
Many people were in the past confused about the stripes on zebras: were they white animals with black stripes or black animals with white stripes? Embryological evidence shows that the animal's background color is black and the white stripes and white bellies are additions. This has cleared the question up for once and all.

Maybe you are happy to see the wonderful and weird zebra at the zoo but if you are lucky enough to travel you could see them in the annual migration in Kenya.

RESOURCE: Prothero D.R, Schoch R. M (2003). Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals. Johns Hopkins University Press.

5 comments:

Tina´s PicStory said...

hhmmm, i don´t know! cool pic :)

lettersfromlaunna said...

Very interesting, I love the zebra, it's such a beautiful animal:)

Pacman656 said...

Zebras are awesome, and I always wondered what colour they were. I didn't actually think there was any way to prove it once and for all, but I guess science eventually solves everything :)

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Perfect shot for the black & white theme

momto8blog said...

just fun to look at isn't it?! amazing!
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