Question: is a zebra black with white stripes or white with black stripes

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  1. The skin of a zebra is dark so I would say black with white stripes but having said that the hairs would all be black if not for areas in with the production of colour is inhibited. So black skin with black hair unless the colour is turned off in the hair so it goes white.


  2. Hi Shaunm,

    It was thought that zebras were white animals with black stripes because some zebras actually have white underbellies.

    But it appears, due to embryological evidence, that they are dark animals with white markings.