A new study answers a question people have long asked themselves about the animal kingdom: Why do zebras have stripes?
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According to a new study, a zebra’s stripes most likely help to keep annoying, biting flies off them.
Scientists have thought that might be the reason.
However, they also had other theories: that the stripes provide camouflage to help them hide from enemies; to confuse their enemies; to help them stay cool; or for a social reason such as to attract a mate.