For decades I've been watching nature and wildlife programmes and I can't remember ever seeing a single thing about zebras...when I was a kiddie, long ago, this was not the case.
Why are Zebras so UNDERrated? Or are people just not interested in them?
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Tuesday at 12:45 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/11/2015|
Calling George Jefferson!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/11/2015|
They make lovely rugs.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/11/2015|
They are gorgeous.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/11/2015|
The ones at the Vienna Zoo are very friendly, but they like to chew the buttons on your coat.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/11/2015|
I always wondered why people didn't ride them like horses...I guess many kids do...and people always answered, because they have weak backs.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/11/2015|
They're not as bad ass as Cape Buffalo, but I did watch a nature program once where a zebra kicked a lioness in the face and totally dislocated her jaw. Ouch!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/11/2015|
You can't ride a fucking zebra. They can't be domesticated. Nothing native to that part of Africa can.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/11/2015|
Zebras have an unpredictable nature, are difficult to tame, antisocial and difficult to catch. So they couldn't be used as beast of burden like horses, camels....
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/11/2015|
Zebra lives matter!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/11/2015|
You're right OP. You used to see animal documentaries about all sorts of animals. Now it's just great white sharks or big cats. Predators won.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/11/2015|
I LOVE you OP. Open up the DL to this kind of intriguing investigative quirk I say!!
Makes a pleasant change from Lee Pace thread #zillionth or Tom Hardy variations on a theme.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/11/2015|
What does the divine Mr Attenborough (David) have to say on the matter then?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/11/2015|
Zebra drawn carriages were all the rage in 19c New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/11/2015|
For you zebra fans - you can have your picture taken with one in Tijuana.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/11/2015|
Years ago I remember reading a statistic about Zebras ( of all animals) causing the most zoo keeper injuries. I was surprised by that but I guess it comes down to their unpredictability.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/11/2015|
They love to kick.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/11/2015|
May I hunt a zebra?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/11/2015|
The answer is just not black or white.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/12/2015|
They are gorgeous, I love their loooong eyelashes.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/12/2015|
[quote]What does the divine Mr Attenborough (David) have to say on the matter then?
He never says ANYTHING about them. That's my point.
Maybe they're just too boring for a wildlife special if all they do is kick. But I'm not sure I believe that.
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|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/25/2016|
There's a Nova episode called The Great Zebra Exodus I think. It's recent so it's in HD. Zebras are awesome. It's like if there was such a thing as a polka-dotted monkey species but we called it something completely different. Plokdottles maybe.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/25/2016|
Yes, they got all the attention back then, OP, and that is why the interest needs to move, because Zebras are considered privileged animals. The less fortunate animals need to be in the spotlight now. They days of Zebra privilege are over.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/25/2016|
[quote]...an unpredictable nature, are difficult to tame, antisocial and difficult to catch.
Zebras are muscle queens?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/25/2016|
OP, there was a Q&A at the National Geographic site years ago and someone asked why there are no documentaries on zebras. I recall the reason given was these animals don't like being in front of cameras and will not sign waivers to appear on film.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/25/2016|
They CAN be trained. It just tales patience and love.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/25/2016|
For starters every zebra I've known has been a real jackass.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/25/2016|
Gay zebras prefer to be called "zeh-bras" and will not respond to "zee-bra."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/25/2016|
We have animals that have been domesticated for hundreds if not thousands of years and yet people still keep attempting to capture animals that have no history of domestication and keep them as pets. Why?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/25/2016|
I've always loved Zebras. They are one of my favorite animals.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/25/2016|
When I was in college I used to do live sex shows with animals to pay my way through. We tried many times to get a zebra to mount me but it just never worked out.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/25/2016|
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/25/2016|
Fav show: Growing up Zebra.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/25/2016|
Zebras are racists jackasses that need to make up their damn mind!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/25/2016|
Zebras as gay horses
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/25/2016|
We're neither underrated nor overrated. We're rated just about right.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/25/2016|
They make great gum.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/26/2016|
[quote]yet people still keep attempting to capture animals that have no history of domestication and keep them as pets. Why?
Because if we didn't, we never would have any domesticated animals at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/26/2016|
Thank you, R23 - it's now online. Hurray!
[bold]ALERT: No am NOT the 2015 bumper, I'm the OP of this thread.[/bold]
|by Anonymous||reply 40||Last Tuesday at 4:06 AM|
I've always been a fan of ze bras.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Tuesday at 4:26 AM|
They prefer to be dressed with the pronoun "Ze/Zir".
|by Anonymous||reply 42||Last Tuesday at 4:29 AM|
Oh, I'd fuck a zebra.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Tuesday at 4:52 AM|
Because those fuckers love to confuse us. Are they black with white stripes, or white with black stripes?
Fuck you, confusing zebras!
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Tuesday at 5:00 AM|
Best regards Marty,
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Tuesday at 5:35 AM|
Their particular stripes make it challenging to know if they are cute or not. Their ambivalent and generic personalities don't add to any cuteness. As humans, we are easily amused by the super powerful lions/tigers, the super cute koalas, the odd giraffes, and wild crocodiles. But, zebras - eh.
I like them, so do not call me a Zebra hater.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Tuesday at 5:38 AM|
Refreshing thread ,OP & posters, thx!
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Tuesday at 6:45 AM|
Impressive, OP. You waited 5 years for a reply to your thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Tuesday at 7:00 AM|
Thanks for sticking up for zebras! Here are some fun facts:
A group of Zebras is called “A Dazzle” (They so gay!!!)
They are black, with white stripes (not the other way around)
Researchers aren’t sure why they have stripes. But because each individual’s stripes are unique, their stripes may also have a social purpose, helping zebras to recognize one other.
When under threat, zebras form a semi-circle facing the attacker. If one of the group is wounded or injured, other zebras will circle around and attempt to drive off the attacker.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Tuesday at 7:17 AM|
It’s simple, really. People just found far more fascinating creatures to pay attention to.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Tuesday at 7:39 AM|
[quote]Impressive, OP. You waited 5 years for a reply to your thread.
I replied plenty at the time. I am NOT one of those who starts a thread and then races off.
In fact, I was going to start another thread about zebras and then thought hang on I started one years ago, so I got on the phone to Muriel, called the 800 number (that only a select few GOLDEN MEMBERS have) and she found it for me, bless her. Then I saw the documentary someone had recommended all those years ago is now on YT, so I linked it.
Are we clear?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Tuesday at 7:57 AM|
Zebras are SO 2015.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Tuesday at 7:58 AM|
I'm dating a hot Australian and I love that they pronoun it 'zebra' as in Debra as opposed to ZEEEEEEbra.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Tuesday at 8:06 AM|
One has to admire the fact that the British name their street crossings after them, it’s not like there’s a panther crossing or sloth crossing.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Tuesday at 8:08 AM|
We English say ZEBra, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Tuesday at 8:09 AM|
The most famous zebra crossing in the world
There's never a day when it's not surrounded by tourists.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Tuesday at 8:10 AM|
I'll try again.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Tuesday at 8:12 AM|
[quote]We English say ZEBra, as well.
In Spanish too, though, Thebra if in the motherland.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||Last Tuesday at 8:27 AM|
Germans say ZEBra too, in case you were interested. It’s “das Zebra” because ze/zir is gender neutral.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||Last Tuesday at 11:05 AM|
One of the most famous zebras in the world!!! People should ask her if she's okay though.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Tuesday at 11:12 AM|
But is she white on the inside and black on the outside, or is she black on the inside and white on the outside?
We're rawther confused here.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Tuesday at 12:43 PM|
Shut the fuck up, fascists R60 & R61. You're not funny.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Tuesday at 12:45 PM|