Zebras are known to be very protective animals, especially toward their little babies. They are hardy and aggressive and are said to have such a strong character. Zebras are made to withstand in very high heat and scorching drought. When a zebra foal is born into this harsh and difficult environment, their parents and other herd members must defend them from every possible predator and occasionally, from each other.
Surviving to adulthood is the most challenging thing throughout a zebra’s life, and every parent along with every herd member are responsible for a foal’s life and must defend them from any attack or other dangerous actions against them. Below we are mentioning what zebras always do, in order for them to survive:
Sleeping in Shifts: Zebras always sleep in shifts for them to keep an eye on their surroundings. They have excellent eyesight both day and night, and any sign of trouble has the herd on the run.
Camouflage: Zebras are preyed upon by predators such as lions, hyenas, wild dogs, and leopards. Their stripes act as camouflage against the difficulties that they can enter in Savanna. Because predators are colorblind, they may see a large mass of movement instead of a single animal, according to the Animal Planet website.
Fight: When zebras are cornered, they may defend their young with powerful kicks that can incapacitate a predator. A mare that is not the foal’s mother may also help to protect the baby if it happens that it is separated from its birth parent.
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Posted by Entertainment on Tuesday, March 5, 2019