The Zebra is a part of the horse family. It is basically an animal of central, eastern and southern Africa. They are very famous because of their black and white stripes. Zebras are in huge number in Africa. Zebra’s stripes are camouflage because their predator lions are color blind. Zebras cluster together to confuse their predators with their stripes when they feel threatened. These stripes also act as a cooling system through a process called convection. When zebra stands in the sun, the black stripes grow to be 10 degrees Celsius hotter than the white stripes. Zebra are active during the day and spend their time in grazing. While sleeping at night one member of the herd will remain alert for predators. Like horses, zebras sleep standing up and only sleep when neighbor are around to warn them of predators. Zebra have suffered large declines in numbers and loss of habitat and are threatened with extinction.