In this episode of Candid Animal Cam, meet some stripy residents of African grasslands.

Did you know?

  • There are three zebra species in Africa.
  • The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is also known as the common zebra. It is featured in this Candid Animal Cam video.
  • The other two species are the Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi) and the mountain zebra (Equus zebra).
  • Zebra stripe patterns are unique to each animal, just like each human has a unique set of fingerprints.
  • Research suggests that the zebra’s coat pattern discourages biting flies from landing.
  • The plains zebra is a highly social species.

Comprehension questions:

Watch the video and try to answer these questions …

  • Why is a group of zebras sometimes called a “dazzle?”
  • Which is the most abundant (commonly found) zebra species?
  • What do zebras eat?
  • What is a harem? Hint: it is a type of zebra social group.
  • What is a zebra bachelor group?
  • Can you name 2-3 predators of zebras?

For more information, check out the full story on Mongabay:

Candid Animal Cam: why zebras have stripes?

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https://es.mongabay.com/2021/03/en-video-conozcamos-a-la-cebra-en-lavidasecretadelosanimales-episodio-45/

Romi says:

Special thanks to Meredith Palmer for sharing this footage with us.