Zebras’ black and white coloring sticks out like a sore thumb to us humans. They are up against brown and tan and brown and tan. Some wonder how this is supposed to help them ward off predators. However the zebras predators are colorblind. This means that their stripes blend in with the tall grass they are standing amongst. So while we can spot a zebra because of their color, their predators have trouble spotting them. This helps explain why the zebras patterning is the way it is. It really is a camouflage for them. Considering where they graze, stripes to look like tall grass are perfect.