What Color are Zebra Stripes?

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What Color are Zebra Stripes?

This week's Ask A DOer question comes from Raina, 5, and she asked Dr. Richard an age-old question we have all wondered.  Are zebras black with white stripes or white with black stripes?  Join Dr. Richard as he explores zebras and what produces their stripe color!

Terms you've learned:

Mammal (n.) - A mammal is a warm-blooded animal that has a backbone, drinks their mom’s milk, and grows hair. Mammals first appeared on Earth more than 200 million years ago, alongside early dinosaurs!

Herbivore (n.) - Animals that eat plants—such as lemmings, deer, elephants, and zebras—are called herbivores.

Pigment (n.) - Any color in plant or animal cells. Nearly all types of cells, such as skin, eyes, fur, and hair contain pigment. Creatures that have deficient pigmentation are called albinos.

 

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