zebranoun [ C ]uk /ˈzeb.rə/ /ˈziː.brə/ us /ˈziː.brə/ plural zebras or zebra
- A zebra baby can walk about 15 minutes after it’s born.
- Although scientists don’t yet know the exact reason for the pattern, one theory is that when many zebras run together in a group, they make a pattern which is visually confusing.
- Another theory suggests that zebra stripes are actually very effective in hiding the animal in long grass because lions are in fact colorblind!
- But baby zebras can run and stay near their mother and the other adult zebras.
- It looks like a kind of horse or zebra, but it’s not related to either of them.
- Lions love to eat baby zebras.
- So, a zebra’s stripes help it to survive.
- This makes it difficult for predators, such as lions, to identify one zebra to attack.
- Zebras have black and white stripes.