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Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? To Shoo Away Flies.

Physiology

Why Do Zebras Have Stripes? To Shoo Away Flies.

The Atlantic - Ed Yong

By putting black-and-white coats on horses, a new study shows that the pattern discourages biting flies from landing. For Tim Caro, it was surprisingly easy to dress horses like zebras. Several vendors were already selling coats with black-and-white stripes, often as fun gimmicks. But, as Caro …

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