• Diana Littlejohns

Grévy's Zebras

Did you know that each individual zebra's stripes are unique and are therefore a way of identifying each other in the herd? The stripes also help dazzle and confuse insects - who might want to bite them - along with predators (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/20/science/zebra-stripes-flies.html). 

Named by my daughter, this is Rainbow and Lilly, sketched by me and coloured in by my little people to mark International Zebra Day today. 

With approximately only 2,000 Grévy's Zebras left in Kenya and Ethiopia (the only places they now exist as they're extinct from Somalia and Sudan) as a result of poaching along with competition for land and water with livestock, as well as loss of habitat, it would be good to give our zebra friends a little recognition today (https://matadornetwork.com/view/africa-grevys-zebra-extinction/). 

Not everything in life is always so black and white, in the grey areas you can find rainbows and lilies too.