Zebras

Described as a "horse in striped pajamas," three species of zebra inhabit Africa. They are equiids, which means they are members of the horse family and are odd-toed ungulates. Zebras inhabit tropical grasslands in sub-Saharan Africa. Social herd animals, they live in groups called harems. Their distinctive black and white stripes have made them a favorite of children for many generations.

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Do zebras and cheetahs have long claws for digging?

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A zebra is a herd animal and does not have claws, but hooves, which are hard and flat, and not ideal for digging. A cheetah has claws for hunting, killing its prey, and then tearing apart the body of its prey in order to eat it. Neither zebras or cheetahs live underground, and are not known to dig.
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Is a zebra black with white stripes or white with black stripes?

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It is believed that zebras are black animals with white detail for three main reasons. The first is that white equids would not be able to survive well in the plains or forests of Africa. Secondly, the extinct species of plain zebra, known as the Quagga, had the white stripes of zebras today on the front of their bodies, but a dark coloured rump. The third reason is based on the Shadow stripes. When the pigmented white band becomes to wide, a secondary stripe starts to emerge. The idea that some zebras have white under bellies and legs is not thought to be evidence of an overall light colour, since many animals of different colours have white or lighter coloured bellies and legs. Trick question a zebra isn't a horse at all but it is black with white stripes even though it has a white belly. It is believed that zebras are black animals with white detail for three main reasons. The first is that white equids would not be able to survive well in the plains or forests of Africa. Secondly, the extinct species of plain zebra, known as the Quagga, had the white stripes of zebras today on the front of their bodies, but a dark coloured rump. The third reason is based on the Shadow stripes. When the pigmented white band becomes to wide, a secondary stripe starts to emerge. The idea that some zebras have white under bellies and legs is not thought to be evidence of an overall light colour, since many animals of different colours have white or lighter coloured bellies and legs. The zebra is one of the oldest members of the horse family of equines. Zebras are actually black with whte stripes. This is because the fur is black and the white is where pigmentation is simply lacking.
Asked in Animated and Children's Movies, Zebras, Madagascar

Who voiced the male hippo in Madagascar Escape 2 Africa?

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will.i.am (William James Adams, Jr.) provided the voice of Moto Moto the Hippopotamus .
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How are Zebras Stripes like fingerprints?

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Zebra stripes are like fingerprints because no two fingerprints can be the same and on a zebra no two zebras can have the same stripe pattern.
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Is pong pong tree poisonous?

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It might be
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Why do zebras have manes?

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Zebra's have manes because they are part of the horse family. They just have stripes and have a slightly bulkier build.
Asked in Meteorology and Weather, Zebras

What temperatures and weather conditions does a zebra live in?

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well they do live in Africa which is really hot so about 90 degrees
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What do Zebra Duiker eat?

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leaves and fruit insects small vertebras and maybe frogs.
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Why do zebras have long necks?

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NATURAL SELECTION the zebras with long necks have been able to survive longer then ones without, and the ones without may have died ofF
Asked in Religion & Spirituality, Zebras, Human and Animal Interaction

How is the Zebra represented in religion?

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black and white stripes together mean that al cultures should be one
Asked by Selina Corwin in Zebras, Horses, Animal Life

Is a zebra a type of horse?

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No, zebras are not technically a type of horse, though they are both equines. Both belong to the genus Equus, which also includes donkeys, but they are separate species within that genus. Sometimes, these three different species are referred to as the "horse family," but that's not a scientific distinction. Horses and zebras have different amounts of chromosomes; therefore, they very rarely have offspring that can also reproduce, which is one of the requirements for considering different animals part of the same species. To top it all off, zebras actually resemble donkeys more closely than they do horses. Incidentally, when zebras and donkeys reproduce, the offspring is called a zonkey, which is unrelated but quite delightful.
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How zebra protect themselves from enemies?

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They will run away. They can kick and bite an enemy.
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Do lions eat zebras?

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Yes, they do.
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Why is a zebroid different from a horse or a zebra?

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A zebroid is actually any hybrid of a zebra. Usually, the sire is a zebra, and the dam can be any type of equine.
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What do zebras eat everyday?

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Zebras are herbivores
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How long can a zebra go with out water?

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They "ZEBRAS" can go without water from 2 - 5 days, an adaptation to the semi-desert.
Asked in Animated and Children's Movies, Giraffes, Zebras

Who sings Madagascar 2 you like to move it?

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Will.i.am sang the song I like to move it in Madagascar 2 escape to Africa. he is also the one who made MotoMoto's voice in the film.
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How did zebra mussels come to Canada?

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People like other people love to eat people People will always get to eat people... people people 10 10 10 :)
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Is vanessa Morgan black or white?

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vanessa morgan is black you can tell b y the way she sings and the way her skin tone is but her mother is half blk half scottish meaning she is 50% white.
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Do zebras live in Arabia?

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No, they live in Kenya and other more southern African countries.
Asked in Amphibians, Aquatic Mammals, Zebras

What are the names of all animals and their young ones?

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Lion- Cub Deer-Bamby Dog-Puppy Cat-Kitten Cub The young of a fox, bear, lion, wolf or other carnivorous mammal. Fawn A young deer in its first year. Cygnet A young swan Lamb A young sheep Leveret A young hare in its first year. Foal A young horse or related animal. Colt The young of a horse Gosling A young goose Kid A child or young person, a young goat Eaglet A young eagle Duckling A young duck Puppy A young dog Calf A young cow or bull. Also, the young of some other large mammals Kitten A young cat. Also, the young of certain other animals, such as the rabbit and beaver A young fox is a Kit