As members of the Equus genus, zebras are closely related to donkeys and horses. With their distinctive black (sometimes brown) and white striped coats, zebras are one of the most widely recognized animals in the world. There are currently three species of Zebras: Grévy's zebra, Plains Zebra, and Mountain Zebra. All three types are found in Africa. Each zebra species has distinctive stripe patterns, and beyond that, individual zebras are identified by their unique striped coat. Their striped coats help to camouflage them from predators. When bunched together, the mass of stripes makes it difficult for a predator to single out and target individuals.
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