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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Scientists Reveal All

December 27, 2013
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A new study into motion imaging could explain the evolutionary significance of a zebra's stripes, to confuse predators and disease carrying insects by using optical illusions, according to a scientist in the UK. Joel Flynn reports.

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Asian Tiger Mosquitoes Invading US

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Buzz60 (June 26, 2013) — Get ready for the Asian tiger mosquitoes, which are invading much of the eastern United States. The tiger mosquitoes get their name from the stripes on their bodies, but also because they bite all day long, and are extremely blood thirsty.
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Threatened With Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

Threatened With Extinction, Can the Grevy's Zebra Survive?

AFP (June 21, 2012) — The Grevy's zebra maybe bigger than their common cousins, but their numbers are far smaller. Only a couple thousand now survive, and conservation groups are confident they can only be saved, if more is done to protect their habitat.
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More to Zebra Finch Than Meets the Ear

More to Zebra Finch Than Meets the Ear

Reuters (Feb. 3, 2013) — The common zebra finch may hold the key to improving the lives of people with speech impediments. Researchers in Denmark are looking closely at the birds' vocalization anatomy and say there are links between the mechanics of birdsong and human speech that could be exploited for therapeutic purposes. Basmah Fahim has more.
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RAW VIDEO: Zebra, Horse Corralled After Escaping

RAW VIDEO: Zebra, Horse Corralled After Escaping

AP (Nov. 28, 2012) — The Staten Island Advance reports that a zebra and a miniature horse were spotted trotting through a shopping center parking lot Wednesday. A police spokesman says the animals were corralled and brought back to their owner later.
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