Tag Archives: Mammals Q&A for Students

Do all zebras have the same coat pattern?

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No, the various species of zebra Burchell’s, mountain and Grevy’s-all have different coat patterns. (So also, do the various subspecies such as Chapman’s.) Thus, although all zebras look superficially the same, scientists can tell them apart by comparing the width of the stripes and the overall patterning. Awkward target but why to zebras have stripes to begin with? You might …

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Why are zebras striped?

Zebra

This is the most obvious question to ask about zebras but unfortunately nobody really knows the answer. Looking as zebras in the zoo, the stripped patterning seems very conspicuous and could hardly be thought of as protective. One theory, however, claims that this is, in fact, so. The bold stripes may serve to break up the shape of the zebra. …

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Are elephants afraid of mice? Education & Reference Q&A

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Although you may have seen many cartoons and films which show elephants being terrified by tiny mice, in reality elephants pay as little attention to mice, which often scuttle around their feet, as you would pay a sparrow in your garden or in the street. Many people believe that the elephant would be afraid of the mouse because it is …

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What does cold blooded mean?

What does cold blooded mean?

Warm blooded creatures such as mammals have a body temperature which stays roughly the same whatever surroundings they are in. This temperature varies from creature to creature, for example the body temperature of any healthy human is 98.4 degrees Fahrenheit. Some creatures are cold blooded, which means that the body temperature varies according to the animals surrounding. This means that …

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