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Zebra’s stripes

There has long been a popular belief that zebras were white animals with black stripes. However, it turns out to be the opposite. The original color of zebras is black. The white stripes emerge only later as a zebra embryo develops in the mother’s belly, which can clearly be spotted in the picture above where the white stripes of one zebra didn’t develop well.