Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies is one of the most popular kids’ birthday party themes of all times. So, if you were searching for Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies you’ve landed on the right page. Lil’ girls who love pink as well as zebras would love these Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies.
Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies – The Background
Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies are based on Zebras, animals with distinctive black and white stripes. Zebras are various species of African equids (horse family). Generally, they are social animals and live in herds or harems. Although their closest relatives, horses and asses, have been domesticated, zebras are still wild animals.
Zebras belong to Animalia kingdom, Chordata phylum, Mammalia class, Perissodactyla order, Equidae family and Equus genus. There are three species of zebras: Plains zebra (Equus quagga), Mountain zebra (Equus zebra) and Grevy’s zebra (Equus grevyi). There are various subspecies of zebra, like, Burchell’s Zebra (E. quagga burchellii), Grant’s Zebra (E. quagga boehmi), Selous’ Zebra (E. quagga borensis), Chapman’s Zebra (E. quagga chapmani), Crawshay’s Zebra (E. quagga crawshayi), Cape Mountain Zebra (E. zebra zebra) and Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra (E. zebra hartmannae).
Zebras are one of a few of single-toed hoofed animal species, a category that also includes horses, donkeys, and asses. The single hoof allows them run fast on hard ground. Zebras can run at the speed of up to 40 miles per hour and baby zebras can start running an hour after they are born.
The zerba stripes are normally vertical on the head, forequarters, neck, and main body, with horizontal stripes at the rear and on the legs of zebra. Some zebras have brown in-between the white and black coloring, known as “shadow stripes”.
There are different opinions on why the zebras have stripes. Some zoologists believe that the stripes are for the camouflage mechanism. With the help of the vertical striping the zebra can hide in the grass. Although grass is neither white nor black, the main predator of zebra, the lion, is color blind. If a zebra is standing still in tall grass, a lion may not notice at at all. Secondly, zebras live in herds. Due to their stripes, if many zebras are moving or standing close together, they may appear as a single large animal. So the predators get confused and can not pick out any single zebra to attack. Another theory given for the reason zebra has stripes is that when a predator watches a group of zebras scattering, it finds it a mass of vertical stripes traveling in multiple directions. It is very difficult for a predator to to track an individual zebra visually as it is separating from its herd-mates.
Another opinion for the zebra stripes given by the experts is that stripes play an important role in sexual attractions and the slight variations of the pattern allows the zebras to distinguish between individuals.
A recent theory given by the experts is that the disruptive coloration confuses the visual system of the tsetse fly that sucks blood. According to the zoologists this theory has been supported by experiment. Another theory is that the stripes serve as a thermo-regulatory mechanism for the zebra as the stripes coincide with fat patterning in the body.
An adult male zebra is called stallion and a female zebra is called mare. An adolescent male zebra is called a colt and an adolescent female zebra is called a filly. A young zebra is called a foal.
Zebras, like horses, can walk, trot, canter and gallop. Their speed is generally slower than horses but they have great stamina with which they are able to outpace predators, especially their main predator, lion, who gets tired rather quickly. When a zebra is chased, it zig-zags from side to side and makes it more difficult for the predator.
A zebra can run upto 60kmph and it is said that if a zebra can stay ahead of a lion for 6 seconds or more it is most likely going to escape. If a zebra gets cornered, it rears up and kicks its attacker. And a zebra’s kick can be fatal. When in danger, zebras can bite their attackers as well.
Zebras have binocular-like vision and an excellent eyesight. According to the experts they can see in color. zebras, like most ungulates, have their eyes on the sides of its head that give them a wide field of view. Zebras can also see in the dark, although not as advance as their predators. Zebras have larger, rounder ears than horses that give them great hearing power. They can turn their ears in almost any direction. A zebra’s mood can be determined by their ear movements. A zebra’s ears stand erect when it is in a calm or friendly mood. A zebra’s ears are pushed forward if it is frightened and the ears are pulled backward when it is angry.
Some Zebra Facts
- Zebras, along with horse and donkeys, are part of the equidae family.
- Zebra herds may include thousands of zebras. But, there are families that remain together within the herd.
- Every zebra has a unique black and white stripes pattern just like human fingerprints.
- The different species of zebra (Mountain, Plains, and Grevy’s zebras) cannot interbreed.
- Wild zebras are found in Africa.
- The height of zebras is 4-5 feet at the shoulder.
- Common plain zebras have around half a meter (18 inches) long tails.
- Due to their wild and unpredictable nature, zebras cannot be tamed and trained like horses.
- Pedestrian crossings are named zebra crossings after the black and white stripes of zebras.
- A zebra family consists of one stallion, a few mares, and their children.
- When chased by a predator, zebras run from side to side.
- Zebras have excellent hearing and eyesight.
- Zebras sleep standing up.
- Zebras mostly eat grass.
- The ears of a zebra indicate its mood.
- A zebra starred in the 2005 animated film Madagascar. Its name is Marty.
- Members of a zebra family care for each other! If one of the zebra is attacked by a predator, others do not run away. They stick together while the stallion tries to drive away the predator.
Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies – The Options
You may select Basic Party Pack from our Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies which includes all the stuff you need for 8 guests. Or you may go with the Deluxe Party Pack from our Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies that has much more items than the Diva Zebra Print Basic Pack. The Diva Zebra Print deluxe pack is also for 8 guests. If you need favor boxes as well, I would suggest you to choose the combination of Deluxe Party Pack & 8 Favor Boxes from our Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies as it would cost you much more if you purchase them separately. If you think that the number of guests may exceed 8 you should consider Diva Zebra Print Party Pack Add-On as it contains extra items for the extra guests. You may order Diva Zebra Print Party Favor Boxes separately as well.
I’ve personally used Diva Zebra Print Party Supplies for my kid’s birthday and through my personal experience I would recommend it to all Diva Zebra Print lover kids.