Study: Mystery Behind Zebra Stripes Solved, They Are Not for Camouflage

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January 23, 2016 Updated: January 23, 2016

A common belief about zebra stripes is likely wrong, according to new research. For decades, the black and white marks were thought to provide protection from dangerous carnivores. However, a recently published study has concluded that “it appears highly unlikely that stripes are a form of anti-predator camouflage.”

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