Cuddlekins Zebra

Cuddlekins Zebra

  • $29.99

 This plush toy will stand by your child’s side when they sleep and will run around with them when they play. Whether you are searching for a gift for teens, Christmas gifts, or a birthday gift for kids, this zebra will be the plushie they adore. Wild Republic has been developing plush animals and educational toys for kids of all ages since 1979, with unique specialization in realistic stuffed animals.

Fun Facts About Zebras!

Zebra Stripes Are Unique Like Human Fingerprints - A zebra stripe is unique to the animal, meaning that no two zebras alike have the same stripes. Their stripes are unique to them as fingerprints are unique to a human. Although to the human eye, these stripes seem the same, these unique stripes help other zebras tell them apart in the wild! A zebra can track its family by the pattern type of its stripes. The reason zebras even have stripes in the first place is for thermoregulation. The black stripes absorb heat from the sun and warm up zebras during the early morning, while the white stripes reflect more light and help them cool off while they stand and graze in the blazing sun of Africa all day.

They Can Sleep Standing Up - At night, zebras lay down to sleep to reach a deeper, REM state of rest. But if they are sleeping during the day, you can often find wild zebras sleeping while standing! This allows them to be alert if danger is nearby, allowing them time to run away quickly if a threat is approaching since getting up can often be slow and clumsy.

They Can Camouflage - It may seem odd to think that zebras can camouflage because it is hard to think of an animal with black and white stripes that can easily hide in the wild. However, most of their predators, such as lions, are color blind. The pattern of zebra stripes is more important than the color since it blends in with the tall wavy lines of grass, easily camouflaging them right in the middle of the wild. If a zebra is standing still in the wild, a predator can overlook it because its stripes blend so easily with the grass, regardless of color.