Zebra Artwork Black And White Photography [Museum Quality Fine Art Prints]
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The photograph is a striped African wild horse standing still. The sharp focus on the animal is contrasted by the softer focus of the background.
Zebra Print Wall Art
Zebras are one of the many beautiful creatures inhabiting Africa. Many people know them for their iconic stripes and the never-ending riddle about them being black with white stripes or white with black stripes.
Here are a handful of facts you might or might not know about these striped horses.
The Native American culture refers to the zebra as a symbol of balance and sureness of path.
The Swahili name for the zebra is ‘Punda Milia’.
Romans used Grévy’s zebras to pull two wheeled carts for their circuses.
In Roman Circuses the zebra was usually called a ‘Tiger-Horse’ or a ‘Horse-Tiger’.
When faced by predators, zebras will form a semi-circle and bit, nip or attack the predators if they come to close to them. They will also encircle an injured family member to protect it from further attack if the need arises.
A mother zebra will keep her foal away from all other zebras for two or three days until the foal can recognize her scent, voice, and appearance.
Zebras form hierarchies with a Stallion (male) in the lead followed by his Harem (group of females) behind him.
When traveling with his harem, the stallion will lead them with his head low and his ears laid back.
Zebra’s bunch together to confuse colorblind predators, such as lions, which mistake the pattern as grass.
Zebras are one of the few mammals that we believe can see in color.
Zebras are actually pretty short and can be 3.5-5 feet tall.
The Grévy’s zebra is named after Jules Grévy, president of France (in 1882) who received a zebra as a present from the emperor of Abyssinia.
Another name for Grévy’s Zebras is Imperial Zebras.
A zebra can run up to 65 km/h or 40 mph.
The zebra is actually mostly covered in white and striped with black or dark brown stripes, but underneath their coat is black skin.
There are different types of zebra, each with a different stripe pattern. The mountain zebra normally has vertical stripes on its neck and across its torso while horizontal stripes cover their legs.
Zebras run in a zig-zag pattern when being chased by a predator to make it more difficult for the predator to run after them.
The pattern of a zebras stripes are different for each individual zebra, making them each as unique snowflakes!
The black & white striped pattern of their coats is a good bug repellant, keeping horseflies and other blood-suckers at bay.
A group of zebras is called a ‘zeal’.
To sleep, generally zebras don’t lie down – instead, they usually sleep standing up.
Zebras can rotate their ears in almost any direction; this ability is used to communicate their mood with other zebras.
Zebras have one toe on each foot.
Zebras cannot see the color orange.
A species of zebra is called ‘Asinus Burchelli’ after a conflict between William John Burchell and John Edward Gray sparked. Burchell brought specimens from Africa to The British Museum and the specimens died. Gray felt the need to Embarrass Burchell because of the incident; the name means “Burchelli’s Ass”.
Black and white stripes make the zebra one of the most recognizable animals in the world. The plains zebra, also known as the common zebra, is the most abundant of three species of zebra, inhabiting the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa. The other two species are Grevy’s zebras and mountain zebras. On average, plains zebras are smaller than the other two species of zebra. They range in height from 1-1.5 m (3.5-5 ft.) and can weigh almost 450 kg (1000 lbs.). Plains zebras also have a different stripe pattern than the other species. They have broad stripes that run horizontally towards the back and vertically towards the front, meeting in a triangle in the middle of their bodies. They also have a stripe that runs down the center of their backs onto the tail. Finally, plains zebras have underbelly stripes. Although all plains zebras share these similarities in stripe patterns, no two zebras have exactly the same pattern.
Each species of zebra has a different general pattern of stripes. The Grevy's zebra has very thin stripes. The mountain zebra has vertical stripes on its neck and torso, but horizontal stripes on its haunches. Some subspecies of plains zebras have brownish "shadow" stripes between the black stripes, according to the San Diego Zoo. It is believed that the zebra's stripes work like camouflage, according to the National Geographic. When zebras stand together, it is harder for predators to determine how many zebras are in the group. The stripes may also make the zebra appear unattractive to smaller predators, such as bloodsucking horseflies, which can spread disease. In addition, the stripes may work as a natural sunscreen. Each zebra's stripes are unique. Just as no two human fingerprints are alike, no two zebras have the same stripe pattern.
Our fine art prints are just the way to add that beautiful finishing touch to a room! Printed on archival quality paper and a perfect matte finish for framing.
• Printed on Breathing Color Pura Smooth paper (archival quality) • 300gsm weight • Matte finish, no surface glare • Printed by an 11 colour Epson printer using Epson Ultrachrome HDX inks • Inks are museum quality and feature print permanence ratings of up to 200 years • Resistant to humidity, UV and atmospheric ozone