Study: Zebra’s Stripes Not For Camouflage

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New research has confirmed that the zebra’s stripes, commonly believed to provide camouflage, do not actually assist in evasion since the stripe pattern becomes evident only after a predator has already smelled the zebra, leaving the reason for the stripes a mystery. What do you think?

“Yeah, well, then tell me why I’ve never seen a zebra before.”

Garrett Schaffer • Efficiency Tracker

“Viewers of reality TV have always known that zebra stripes are definitely not for camouflage.”

Carol Whitmouth • Kerning Consultant


“Ha! My roommate owes me $12!”

Jeremy Cimafonte • Sock Darner