Saturday, November 26, 2011

Donkeys in pajamas

Did you know?
  • There are three types of zebra.  The most common of the three, the Burchell's zebra (Equus burchellii) is also called the plains zebra and the common zebra
  • The Burchell's zebra can be identifies by its brown "phantom" stripe on the white stripe
  • Each zebra has its own unique pattern of those distinctive stripes, just as humans have their own unique pattern of fingerprints
  • Stripes make a herd of zebras look confusing to a predator, especially when they're moving, and particularly at dawn and dusk.
  •  A zebra's teeth keep growing for its entire life, because constant grazing and chewing wears them down.
  • A baby zebra can stand up just 20 minutes after it's born. It can run when it's an hour old.

  • A zebra's night vision is believed to be as good as an owl's.
  • A herd of zebra are called a ... dazzle

1 comment:

  1. I did not know that last fact. Interesting!

    We see some when we cycle in the mornings and I always think to myself, it is so early that even the horses still have their pajammas on....