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Zebra Stripes Are Meant To Ward Off Biting Flies
2014-04-01 13:22:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Zebras are known for their signature black-and-white stripes and a new study published in the journal Nature Communications has found more evidence that biting flies are actually the reason behind the evolution of this unique coloration. The origin of the stripes was actually debated by Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin 120 years ago. Theories surrounding their value include a form of camouflage, a distracting effect on...

2013-06-14 23:00:19

An endangered, female Grevy's zebra foal was born at Denver Zoo on June 13. Visitors can see the unnamed newborn comfortably exploring her yard Now. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 There's a new set of stripes in Denver Zoo's zebra yard today. Last night, June 13, Denver Zoo welcomed the birth of an endangered, female Grevy's (Greh-veez) zebra. At less than a day old, the unnamed foal, is already comfortably exploring her new home with her mother, Topaz, never too far away. Guests can see...

2012-07-13 06:26:20

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced that it has acquired LaserBand LLC, a leading provider of patient identification wristbands and related products which are used more than 200 million times per year by thousands of hospitals around the world. This acquisition strengthens Zebra's leadership position in serving the healthcare industry. For 2011, LaserBand had sales of $24 million. The transaction is...

2012-02-17 13:42:00

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., Feb. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced that it will host an investor day on Wednesday, February 22, 2012. The event will be held at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Presenters at the meeting will include CEO Anders Gustafsson, CFO Mike Smiley, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, Mike Terzich, and Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Hugh Gagnier. For...

Zebra Stripes Repel Bloodsucking Flies
2012-02-10 06:00:32

In an amazing discovery, researchers report they have discovered that Zebra´s stripes repel bloodsucking horseflies, otherwise known as tabanids. The tabanids, which are a major nuisance for zebras, cows, horses and other related creatures, irritate the animals while grazing and carry deadly blood-borne diseases. Susanne Akesson, an evolutionary ecologist at Lund University in Sweden previously discovered that the flies were more attracted to dark animals than to light ones,...

Image 1 - Zebras vs. Cattle: Not So Black-and-white
2011-09-23 03:57:09

  Grazing by wild animals like zebra doesn't always harm, and may help, livestock like cattle African ranchers often prefer to keep wild grazers like zebras off the grass that fattens their cattle. But a new study by Kenyan and University of California at Davis researchers shows that grazing by wild animals doesn't always harm, and may sometimes benefit, cattle. The results are published in this week's issue of the journal Science. "Although savanna rangelands worldwide...

2011-08-25 07:00:00

âœChasing Zebras: The Unofficial Guide to House, M.D.â is THE companion for both long-time fans of House, M.D. - and new viewers alike. Including an episode guide, interviews with the cast and crew and in-depth discussion of the seriesâ music, characters and social commentary, Chasing Zebras a treasure trove of House, M.D. insider info. Itâs now available in print and as an e-book worldwide, making it easy for fans to find and...

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2011-08-25 10:05:26

  According to recent research on zebra finches, adventurous females choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the male´s appearance and other assets. This is the first study to show that the non-sexual behavior or personalities of both mates influences partner choice in non-humans. Researchers put 150 male and female zebra finches through a series of tests, in order to get a sense of their personality, to reveal how keen they were to explore new environments and...

2011-06-14 14:21:00

MEADVILLE, Pa., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boaters and anglers are being asked to take steps to prevent the further spread of zebra mussels after the Department of Environmental Protection discovered the nuisance species in Conneaut Lake, Crawford County. Regional DEP staff found three zebra mussels during June 10 sampling, two in the lake and one in the Conneaut Outlet immediately below the lake. "The small number suggests that the current population of zebra mussels is...

2011-05-17 11:00:00

DAVIS, Calif., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI) today announced its selection by The Artemis Project(TM) as a winner in the Top 50 Water Companies Competition. This award highlights MBI's product Zequanox(TM) as one of the most promising, innovative technologies coming to the marketplace. Zequanox(TM) is an effective natural product for the control of invasive zebra and quagga mussels that are aggressively multiplying in freshwater lakes & rivers throughout...


Latest Zebras Reference Libraries

Plains Zebra, Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra are classified in the subgenus Hippotigris and appear to be more...

Mountain Zebra, Equus zebra
2012-06-18 16:36:00

The mountain zebra (Equus zebra) is native to the southwestern areas of Namibia, Angola, and South Africa. It prefers a habitat within mountainous areas, woodlands, open grasslands, or areas with abundant plant life at elevations of up to 3,300 feet. The diet of this zebra consists of buds, roots, fruits, bark, and tufted grass within its small range. The classification of the mountain zebra and its subspecies is debatable. Previously a subspecies within the subgenus Hippotigris, the Cape...

Grevy’s Zebra, Equus grevyi
2012-05-28 16:09:29

Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest wild equid in existence today. It is also known as the imperial zebra. It is the most endangered of all species of zebra. Named after Jules Grevy, this zebra can be found in Ethiopia, but mainly in Kenya. At one time, Grevy’s zebra roamed Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, but its populations have dwindled and now reside in small areas in northern Kenya, and a few small areas in Ethiopia. In 1882, a French naturalist named Émile Oustalet...

Burchell’s Zebra, Equus quagga burchellii
2012-05-18 14:05:30

Burchell’s zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) is a subspecies of the plains zebra, and its range extends from the northwest from southern Botswana to Etosha and the Kaokoveld. Its southeastern range includes Swaziland and Kwazulu-Natal. This zebra has become extinct in the middle areas of its range, surviving in the southeastern and northwestern areas. Burchell’s zebra, as with other zebras, have densely populated the plains of Africa. However, it was thought that by 1910 no wild...

Grant’s Zebra, Equus quagga boehmi
2012-05-08 14:17:34

Grant’s zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) are among the six subspecies of the plains zebra, and the smallest of them. This zebra is from the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Its range extends from Zambia, west of the Luangwa River, west to Kariba, Shaba Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its northern range extends to Kibanzao Plateau. In Tanzania, its range extends from Nyangaui and Kibwezi in the north and south into southwestern Kenya and can go as far south as Sotik. Grant’s zebra...

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