One Zebra or two?

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In theory, zebras use their stripes in combination with their herding and flight behavior to confuse predators. The confusion probably makes it harder for the predator (e.g., a lion) to be able to avoid a damaging kick because the stripes make it difficult to tell where one zebra starts and the other ends.

Here is a dramatization of how this might work. Or not.

And then there’s this:

I couldn’t watch it to the end. How do things turn out?

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6 thoughts on “One Zebra or two?

  1. In the first video is the zebra trying to drown the lion? I can’t tell if they are just fighting in the water or whether that’s a deliberate attempt to get the lioness underwater.

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