ShapeShire Celebrates International Zebra Day – January 31

Hey guys, Caroline the Line here! I was just reading about Zebras and thought I’d share what I learned with you!

Zebras are beautiful animals that live in Africa. They are related to horses and donkeys, but they have one special feature that sets them apart: their stripes!

The stripes on a zebra’s coat are black and white, and no two zebras have the exact same pattern of stripes – like a fingerprint, each zebra’s stripe pattern is unique. Some zebras have wide stripes, while others have thin stripes.

Scientists are not sure why Zebras have stripes but have suggested and researched many potential reasons: the stripes allow zebras to blend in with its environment, to confuse predators, to help with individual recognition and social bonding, to control a zebra’s body temperature, and to deter biting flies.

It is essential to keep in mind that like many other wild animals, zebras are facing threats such as habitat loss and poaching, so it’s important that we take care of our planet and help protect these amazing creatures.

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