Why do Zebra's have stripes?

A great new paper from Martin and Tim Caro on why Zebras have stripes.

Caro, T., Argueta Y., Briolat, E.S., Bruggink, J., Kasprowsky, M., Lake, J., Mitchell, M.J., Richardson, S., and  How, M. 2019 Benefits of zebra stripes: Behaviour of tabanid flies around zebras and horses PLoS one, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0210831

See some of the press coverage as well

Ed Yong’s article in the Atlantic

And a piece on the UCDavis website