It may seem that the stripes on the zebra make it stand out to the predators. In a sense, it means that they are an easy target. They do actually the opposite. It may seem hard to understand as a human, but they act as a camouflage. When the zebras get together in a pack or herd, they look like one big black and white striped animal.
This causes the predator to keep away knowing that there are so many other zebras around. Another advantage the zebra has is that the stripes are not the same as other zebras. These stripes act as the fingerprint does for people. The stripes allow the zebra to hide in other areas that are black and white.
The white and black stripes help zebras camouflage themselves and escape from predators, the stripes blend in with the wavy lines of the tall grass around it. It doesn’t matter if the stripes are black and white, and the grass is green or yellow.
The main predator of zebra is the lion, and a lion is color blind. The pattern is what is important not the color. The stripes also make it difficult to single out a zebra in a herd when viewed by predators.
The stripes help prevent bites from disease carrying flies. The stripes also help regulate body temperature of the zebra, the stripes along the zebra’s back most closely correlate with temperature and precipitation. They benefit from this additional cooling system.