Is Your Life a Zoo? April 11 2016

Did you know that the zebra's stripe pattern is unique to the individual zebra, just like our human fingerprints?

The following facts are taken from www.onekind.org and www.discoverwildlife.com:

"A Zebra can run up to 40 miles per hour. They combine this fast running with excellent stamina and zig-zagging motions to try and evade predators that chase them."

"A zebra's stripy coat is thought to disperse more than 70% of incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun."

"Zebras are brave animals that care deeply about their group members. When a group member is wounded by a predator attack, other zebras will come to its defense, circling the injured individual and attempting to drive the predator(s) away." (Sounds like something we humans should learn from zebras)

The Quote of the month is:
"It's a wonder you don't see the zebra being trotted out as a metaphor for racial harmony more often."
― Dov Davidoff