JWG (jwg) wrote,

Some more zebras

Again, a nice little clump of zebras:

Note here how brown the baby zebra's stripes are:

Occasionally I have pondered the big zebra question: is a zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Since the black stripes taper off to a point as they reach the stomach and inside of their legs such that the stomach and inside of the rear legs are white, I'd say that supports the white with black stripes theory. A shakier argument is related to the fact the stripes start out brown and turn black with age since it seems much more far fetched that the background color would change instead of the ornamentation color.

I wonder if very old zebras get grey? And I mean the black part not the white part!

And now back to our regularly scheduled program. Here are some wading in the water and then leaving, with a wildebeest among them:

And then there is Timothy who wasn't on this trip even though he lobbied to go but because he had no birth certificate he couldn't get a passport.

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