1 edition of Zebras found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 23) and index.
|Statement||by Derek Zobel|
|Series||Blastoff! readers. Animal safari|
|LC Classifications||QL737.U62 Z63 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||24 p. :|
|Number of Pages||24|
|LC Control Number||2011005612|
The position of their ears, how wide open their eyes are, and whether their mouths are open or their teeth are bared all mean something. In addition, the stripes may work as a natural sunscreen. Mountain zebras are from 3. When depicted in movies and cartoons, zebras are most often miscellaneous characters, but have had some starring roles, notably in MadagascarRacing Stripes and Khumba. The title derives from Sapolsky's idea that for animals such as zebras, stress is generally episodic e.
Mountain zebras are from 3. Zebras were, and still are, hunted for their skins and meat. Similar Articles. Zebras become fully mature at 3 to 6 years old and will have a lifespan of around 25 years. During certain times of the year, these groups gather together to form loosely associated herds of up to several hundred, but the family groups still stay together within these larger groups. Mares usually do not adopt other foals, so there would be no chance of getting food from anyone but Mom.
Facial expressions, such as wide-open eyes or bared teeth, all mean something. In the midth century, Governor George Grey imported zebras to New Zealand from his previous posting in South Africaand used them to pull his carriage on his privately owned Kawau Island. Plains zebras are much more numerous and have a healthy population. To purchase a fine art print or card of one of the illustrations from A Zebra's World, go to www.
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After kicking the baboon so hard, the zebra lost his balance and tripped over a fire, and the fire sticks left scorch marks all over his white coat. When surveying an area for predators, zebras will stand in an alert posture with ears erect, head held high, and staring.
And uniformly colored coats had no effect; the stripes, specifically, befuddled the flies. Each mare is followed by her young, with the lowest-ranking mare found at the end of the line.
Therefore, many wild animals are less susceptible than humans to chronic stress-related disorders such as ulcershypertensiondecreased neurogenesis and increased hippocampal neuronal atrophy.
They serve as a kind of protection from predators! Mares may give birth to one foal every twelve months. Food and foraging Burchell's zebra drinking at a waterhole at Etosha National Park Zebras feed almost entirely on grasses, but may occasionally eat shrubs, herbs, twigs, leaves and bark.
Illustration of a zebra from Ludolphus A new History of Ethiopia You can help, too. However, running away is the usual tactic, sometimes accompanied by a defensive kick. The book proclaims itself as a "Guide to Stress, Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping" on the front cover of its third and most recent edition.
When zebras stand together, it is harder for predators to determine how many zebras are in the group. InRosendo Ribeirothe first doctor in Nairobi, Kenya, used a riding zebra for house calls. Mountain zebras and plains zebras live in groups, known as 'harems', consisting of one stallion with up to six mares and their foals.
Even the position of their ears can signal their feelings, according to the San Diego Zoo. If someone has just signed the order to hire a hated rival after months of plotting and maneuvering, her physiological responses might be shockingly similar to those of a savanna baboon who has just lunged and slashed the face of a competitor.
Different zebra species have different types of stripes, from narrow to wide. A biologist and neurologist, he has paid special attention to the impact of stress on the body, including the physical as well as mental and emotional toll it can take.
Habits Plains zebras and mountain zebras live in family groups led by a stallion, with several mares and offspring. Foals must be able to recognize their mother from birth in order to survive.
They make loud braying or barking sounds and soft snorts and whuffs. The stripes may also make the zebra appear unattractive to smaller predators, such as bloodsucking horseflies, which can spread disease. But, as Caro learned, such coverings have an unexpectedly serious effect.
No zebra, or other wild equid, has a forelock. Several vendors were already selling coats with black-and-white stripes, often as fun gimmicks. Hunting and competition from livestock have greatly decreased their population.Jan 23, · Why do zebras have stripes?
It's not for camouflage, say scientists. New research appears to discredit the age-old theory that zebras' stripes help them evade predators.
Zebras (Book): Meister, Cari: "This photo-illustrated book for early readers tells the story of a herd of zebras as they keep watch for predators and defend themselves against a lion"-- Provided by publisher. Aug 01, · This is a scary, scary book, no kidding.
Stress is caused by everything and is going to end up killing you!~ Sapolsky has done a ton of research about how stress affects health, and Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers is a good break-down for the non-science crowd about how a lot of it works/5.
Aug 10, · Who Should Read “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers”? And Why? Even if it certainly looks that way – trust us – we didn’t oversell “Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers” in the introduction above.
So, if you feel under a lot of stress and want to understand its origins and learn a few coping mechanisms – this is the book we recommend.
This "All About Book" will be a fun addition to your classroom and lesson on zebras. This packet can be used along with books specific to the animal or it can be used on its own. Included in this unit is a full-color poster with a colorful graphic of the animal and information on the animal such as; 4/4(18).
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