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Is a zebra a light animal with dark stripes or a dark animal with light stripes?

February 9, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

The ground color of the body of a zebra is a pale, yellowish brown and the stripes are black or dark brown. When the zebra and the ass are crossed the light tan predominates as the basic body color in the offspring. Therefore, in reply to this proverbial question, it may be said that the …

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Can horses sleep while standing?

January 30, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Zoology

Horses have the power to sleep while standing. In 1943 Professor C. F. Winchester, member of the animal husbandry faculty at the University of Missouri, said that experiments indicate that horses rest better on their feet than on their sides. Their legs are provided with muscular mechanisms that cause them to “lock,” as it were, …

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