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By ladynewbury
Actually, this zebra didn't seen to mind the jackdaw pecking at the fur on its back. The version shows clearly the jackdaws beak going deep into the fur.

Did you know?...Each individual Zebra has a unique stripe pattern, just like a human fingerprint. Scientists have struggled to find out why zebras have stripes, but there are a few theories. Some believe it is to prevent fly bites, or to help cool them down. The most common theory is that the stripes break up their body shapes in a crowd, making it more difficult for predators to single out individuals.

Thank you all for the V's & C's and of course the UA's on my last crocodile image. I appreciate the support. Pam

Tags: Chester zoo General Zebra Stripes Wildlife and nature black & white

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taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
1 Jul 2019 9:53PM
I am very fond of Zebras-- This one has some unique stripes about his face---
As to that very useful bird-- likely is finding bugs------

A wonderful set!

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1 Jul 2019 9:55PM
They are beautiful both of them Pam!!!

Arne Smile
1 Jul 2019 10:00PM
Both excellent Pam,
1 Jul 2019 10:35PM
Another great capture, Pam. The main one for me.
davyskid 2 2 Scotland
1 Jul 2019 10:38PM
Two excellent shot's Pam
Davy SmileSmileSmile
Both worthy images Pam ....well taken
Fantastic images love them both
Many years ago I had a Golden Retriever called Monty we also had a budgey who used ride around on his back and give him a good grooming whilst he was doing so Monty used to love it and dident blink an eye.

2 Jul 2019 12:17AM
A well captured set, my dear
Excellent images and an interesting narrative Pam.
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
2 Jul 2019 12:59AM
I'm with all of the above, Pam. Smile
2 Jul 2019 1:54AM
The bird looks like he is diving in deep , you would think the zebra would flinch at that ?
Marvelous twosome !
Cheers Walt
2 Jul 2019 2:19AM
Great shot

Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2019 3:03AM
Two very interesting shots Pam and a very informative write up !!
Excellent images, Isabel GrinGrin
RSK 9 6 Canada
2 Jul 2019 6:20AM
A great catch of the light striking this Zebra Pam.

2 Jul 2019 6:37AM
Very well spotted with a great timing , Pam! SmileSmileSmile

Nikonuser1 Plus
7 160 16 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2019 9:06AM
Two excellent images Pam,its probable looking for TicksSmileSmile

2 Jul 2019 9:09AM
Great image.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 13 England
2 Jul 2019 12:02PM
Well spotted and well-timed, Pam, love 'em! 😁👍
I'd always thought they were white with black stripes, as their bellies are white with no stripes, but in actual fact it's the other way around, they're black with white stripes!
Trev 😀
Excellent images
dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 600 England
2 Jul 2019 4:32PM
A relationship that benefits both creatures, food for one and a clean up for the other,
Interesting that both species never evolved together though the behaviour per se is widespread.

An explanation of stripes here
SUE118 Plus
11 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2019 4:45PM
Ouch indeed. SmileSmile
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2019 7:29PM
superb work
2 Jul 2019 8:50PM
Excellent set Pam..Lin
Great pair well done Pam.
mistere Plus
6 4 3 England
3 Jul 2019 9:44AM
A wonderful capture Pam. Nicely done.

Rock 17 10 2 England
3 Jul 2019 9:45AM
Wonderful Shots.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
3 Jul 2019 4:06PM
These damn hitch hikers !!!!!
Fefe Plus
8 33 31 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2019 5:32PM
up a bit....left a down a bit GrinGrinGrinGrin
Mike_Smith Plus
12 606 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2019 11:03PM
Two super captures Pam, I like Zebras
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2019 7:55PM
Terrific shots
and hope the zoo is watching any sores.
capto Plus
7 5.9k 13 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2019 10:19PM
A donkey in pyjamas.Wink Two good shots.Smile
Excellent captures, Pam.
I must have missed these beauties.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2019 9:58PM
getting a quick clean up
lovely image
19 Jul 2019 11:34PM
Excellent observation Pam , terrific shots

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