Brenda Larison

Stripes Are Cool

And not just cool-looking. Thanks to funding from the National Geographic Committee for Research and Exploration, we have recently published our first paper about how the zebra got its stripes. The paper was published in Royal Society Open Science (details ...

Resolving the Riddle of Why the Zebra Has Stripes

Etosha National Park, Namibia — I’m sitting in a truck in Etosha National Park, dart rifle in hand, watching a herd of zebra when 9-year-old Olivia, already a keen observer of nature, pipes up. “Is that a melanistic zebra over ...