Zebra Facts | Amazing Facts about Zebra: Zebras are several species of African equids united by their distinctive black and white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each. Here are few interesting facts about Zebra which we all should know:
- Zebras are black, with white stripes.
- Although some individual zebras have been domesticated, most cannot. They are unpredictable and known to attack people.
- If a zebra is attacked, its family will come to its defence circling the wounded zebra and attempting to drive off predators.
- Zebras are very fast-moving animals and can reach speeds of up to 65kmph when galloping across the plains.
- The weird offspring of a zebra and a donkey is called a “zonkey.”
- In Ancient Rome, Grevy’s zebra was trained to pull chariots at Roman circuses under the alias ‘hippotigris’ (‘horse-tiger’).
- People pay thousands of dollars to hunt Zebras and other African wildlife on large ranches in Texas.
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Interesting Facts about Zebra:
- Two zebras died due to hunger in a zoo in Palestine and were replaced with donkeys painted with black and white stripes.
- A zebra’s stripy coat is thought to disperse more than 70 percent of incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun.
- A group of zebras is called a “dazzle”.
- Scientists can distinguish individual zebras by “scanning” their stripes like a barcode.
- Ostriches and zebras often live together to protect each other from predators. The ostrich can see better, and the zebra can hear or smell danger better.
- Zebras are responsible for more injuries to U.S. zookeepers than any other animal.
- Like horses, zebras sleep standing up, and usually only when in the safety of a group.
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