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Friday, April 16, 2010

What do you call a group of zebras

Well, a group of lions is called "a pride"; a group of dolphins is called "a pod", a group of birds is called "a flock". So what is a group of zebras?
There is something funny about zebras. It's not just that they look like they're wearing a clown suit, and it's not just that "punk" mane of hair (btw did you notice how the zebra's colour extend into the mane?). They're just...funny looking.
Zebras don't chew the cud, so in order to extract the maximum benefit from the grass they eat, it has to undergo a sort of fermentation process in their stomach. You can always tell a healthy zebra by its large fat taut belly, which is a sign that fermentation is proceeding there as it should.
Each zebra has a unique pattern of stripes, and contrary to what I'd always thought they're not just black and white, they have these sort of brownish yellow stripes in between as well.
It turns out that zebras are sort of horny little critters, and will mate with just about anything (reminds me of someone that I know....). They can get quite vicious during mating season, and from all accounts you do not want to get bitten by a zebra. Look at this poor guy who had his tail bitten off:

Oh, and just in case you're interested: it's "a dazzle of zebras".

More of my zebra pictures
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7 Comments:

At 4:47 AM, Blogger The Lion Queen said...

I don't know, what do you call a group of Zebras?

 
At 1:47 AM, Blogger Daniel said...

A group of zebras has been known to be "a kinship of zebra"

 
At 2:01 PM, Blogger Emma Bell said...

A group of zebras is called a dazzle. :)

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger Emma Bell said...

A group of zebras is called a dazzle. :)

 
At 2:02 PM, Blogger Emma Bell said...

A group of zebras is called a dazzle. :)

 
At 7:52 AM, Blogger Gary Bailey said...

I saw on tv that it can also called a crossing.

 
At 12:31 PM, Blogger Pamela Diaz said...

It can also be a zeal of zebra, I kid you not.

 

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