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How the Zebra Got Its Stripes: Scientists Reveal All

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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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