It’s Saturday! And I’m ready to spend some much-need quality time in the public domain.
So I was reading up on Africa’s animals and ecology and fell down another rabbit hole.
I whipped up this post from my pile of vintage scraps at home, an African scenery book from 1804, and a vintage zoological journal. These images span early to mid-late 19th century, putting them in the public domain.
Of my scraps, several are originally from old cigarette boxes and advertisements for everyday objects.
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Zebras
- There are three species of zebra: Burchell’s zebra (also know as a plains zebra), Grevy’s zebra, and the Equus zebra.
- So why do zebras have stripes? There have been several theories, but recent studies reveal that stripes may have evolved to keep zebras cool.
- Zebras will often socialize with antelope herds for protection.
- Like your fingerprints, no two zebras will have the same stripes.
- Each zebra species has their own stripe patterns, varying in width. Zebras that live on the southern plains have stripes that are further apart.
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