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Are you familiar with the movie Racing Stripes? In this kid’s film, a young girl sets off to tame and race a zebra. This idea probably sounds pretty amazing to some. After all, zebras and horses have quite a few similarities, so why can’t we ride them?

The simple answer is that they aren’t domesticated animals. They’re wild and act like it! Previously, zebras have proven quite difficult to tame because of their aggressive nature. In their defense, they have to fend off attacks from lions. Even if they were nice, zebras are much too small to ride. A person would damage their back.

There are always exceptions to the rule, but just because you see a few tame zebras doesn’t mean the whole population is like that!

Watch this video from BrainStuff for more information!

So, think again if you want a pet zebra!