Why do zebras have stripes?

Topics:

Biological Sciences – Living Things

Additional: Careers, Technology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Diversity and Evolution

Years: 10

Word Count: 405

Research suggests the trademark markings protect against insect bites, a fun demonstration of evolution to solve a problem that zebras suffer less from now than other equine species. Can be used alongside Year 10 Biological Sciences curriculum.

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