Zebras evolved among the Old World horses within the last 4 million years. They are fast animals, reaching speeds of up to 65 MPH. They have excellent eyesight and can see in color.
Zebra fun facts: It's thought that a zebra's stripes serve to help camouflage the animal in long grass. It's also possible that the zebra's stripes may have evolved to help keep biting insects at bay. The monochromatic pattern seems to throw off the visual system of insects.