Zebra-a giant bar code
Part of my 100dayproject #100animalfunfacts, 2018.
This is one of my favourite animals, the hippotigris as the Romans used to call them. Horse-tiger. These social creatures live in herds, with antelopes, wildebeests and more zebras, because lets face it, there is safety in numbers. Or danger in numbers, looking from a lion’s point of view. 🦓 Zebras stick together, so when one of them is being targeted by a lion for instance.. they form a circle around the lion and kick and bite like crazy. A lot of lions do not survive a zebra attack, usually because of kick in the head. The eldest zebra of the herd is responsible for choosing the right routes so the herd can quench its thirst. Especially during their annual 1800 mile migration from Tanzania to Kenya. Baby zebras need to be able to follow the herd as soon and as quickly as possible. A mere 20 minutes after birth, baby zebras can walk! And after a few hours, they are even able to run! The 3 zebra species all have stripes. And all of them different and unique like human fingerprints. Apparently, you can recognise the species by checking out their buts. Like a huge barcode 🙂 ❤️🦓 Oh and they can breed with all horselike animals, resulting in zebroids like zonkeys, zorses and zedonks..