Do you know what kind of animal this is?
It is a zebra. Zebras are from Africa. They are famous for their black and white stripes. Each zebra's stripes are unique, so you will never see two zebras that look exactly alike.
Zebras' beautiful stripes make them different from other animals. Many people have asked why zebras need their stripes. Some people used to believe that zebras needed their stripes for protection. Those people thought zebras' stripes made it easier for them to hide from animals that might want to eat them.
Other people thought zebras needed stripes to tell each other apart. But today, people believe a zebra's stripes are there to confuse flies that try to suck its blood. (kayleen Hartman, Taipei Times)
1. What are zebras famous for?
a. They can confuse animals that try to eat them.
b. They can hide from flies.
c. They have black and white stripes.
d. They can talk.
2. Why do people today think zebras have stripes?
a. So they won't get eaten.
b. To confuse a blood-sucking fly.
c. To be able to tell each other apart.
d. So they match each other.