Zebra Stripes

Zebrads are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white striped coats.


Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds.


Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated. As part of our zebra unit, we talked about zebra stripes.


While scientists have varying opinions about their purpose, most agree that they provide camouflage and temperature regulation to the animal. For this activity, we created zebra stripes out of black and white play dough!






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