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 Post subject: Re: wildlife myth ? zebra stripes and temperature control
Unread postPosted: Sun May 29, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Slightly off-topic, but anybody who wonders how (not why) zebras get their stripes, should read

Shapes. Nature's Patterns: A Tapestry in Three Parts, by Philip Ball.

A bit too complicated to briefly summarize here, except to say that it all boils down to constraints imposed by the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry, which rule out, say, squares and triangles, but not stripes (or spots).

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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what are these zebras doing?



yeah, I can imagine they try to watch out for predators - but why do they stand so close to each other? lots of other herd animals position themselves in different directions to look out for threats but I've never observed others so closely together. bonding? or just laziness (I rest my head on your back, so I don't have to carry as much load on my shoulder muscles)?

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Non Predator Award: Travel Tale of the Year for KNP (2012)
This young (sub-adult) Zebra stood out in that it had a magnificent mane.

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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 Post subject: Zebras have fun too!
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Zebras have fun too!

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 Post subject: Re: Zebras have fun too!
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Just loved it, thank you :D

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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Have you heard the one about.............


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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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Great moments capture Granjan

Close up in Kruger with beautiful light

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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Truly stunning pictures, I just love zebras.

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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Digby wrote:
Hi ekoppen,

There is a very good documentary video (probably in DVD by now) on zebras. The name escapes me but will dig it up if you like. Very interesting animals.

I have seen a few of your video clips while browsing the different topics. You've had some great sightings. :great:

Thank you for sharing.


Hi Digby,
Thank you for your comments and yes, I would be interested in the documentary you referred to.

Only two more months..... :dance: until we are back to KNP

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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Such a lovely gentle animal and so often overlooked in favour of the Big Cats. :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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The top speed of a Zebra is between 60 and 70 km/h, but the herd will run as fast as the slowest member of the herd to stay together.

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The weight of a Zebra is between 290 kg and 340 kg.

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The last Kwagga died on 12 August 1883 in a zoo in Amsterdam.

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 Post subject: Re: Zebra
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The only photos of a Kwagga was of one that was taken in the London zoo.

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