Zebras started out white. Black stripes came along later.
In Britain, if there’s no traffic light at the place to cross the street, it’s called a “zebra crossing.” If there is a traffic light there, it’s a “pelican crossing.”
Have you ever heard of a zum? It’s an animal that’s half zebra and half cow. A cross between a zebra and a horse is called a zebroid.
Zebras don’t howl, they bark.
If you dig straight down in Hawaii—all the way—you come out in Africa’s Kenya. Same climate, too. That’s probably why Africa’s zebras and giraffes do well in Hawaii’s Molokai Ranch Wildlife Park.
Oxpeckers on a zebra
Zebras like to pal around with ostriches.
Those birds you see riding on the backs of zebras? They’re oxpeckers and they free their striped companions of lice, ticks and other annoyances. They also serve as a kind of body guard by flying and screaming when predators approach.