Fact of the Day Image September 9th

Zebra stripes actually have a purpose! Zebras use their stripes to identify each other. Every zebra has a unique stripe pattern, so it is a great way to identify individual zebras. Zebras also use their stripes to confuse predators! Zebras usually travel in herds or large groups. When a predator attacks, they all run at the same time. The stripes create an optical illusion that makes it hard for the predator to see where the zebras are. This is what zebra stripes are used for!