Zebra is a creature perfectly familiar to everyone. Its stripes have long been a characteristic feature that is difficult to confuse. But nature decided not to stop there and threw another surprise.
Unlike her relatives, the little zebra put on a fashionable dark outfit with white polka dots and reddish socks.In all other respects, except for the color, the zebra does not differ from its relatives.
There is an assumption that this color is associated with a mechanism, the opposite of albinism. In this case, on the contrary, too much melanin is produced, which turns the skin and wool black.
Scientists believe that the stripes help zebras avoid insect bites, hide from potential predators and protect them from the African hot sun.