Why a Zebra has stripes
One day Mr. and Mrs. Zebra were going to a party with all there other Jungle friends. Mr. and Mrs. Zebra both wanted to look very special， but in a different kind of way.
Mr. Zebra painted the front part of himself green， like the lizard1. You see they were all white back then. Mrs. Zebra painted the back part of herself a tan color， like the lion.
Mr. Zebra didn't like the way that Mrs. Zebra looked.
Mrs. Zebra didn't like the way that Mr. Zebra looked. So they talked about it and decided2 that they liked black， as there color.
Mr. Zebra painted the front part of himself black. Mrs. Zebra painted the b thought， "Stripes!"
They said together. They each painted them selves in stripes and went to the party later that night.
Everyone at the party loved there new creation of an outfit3!
by the king of the jungle， Mr. Lion. He thought they were very creative.
The party ended late that night， but talk of Mr. and Mrs. Zebra's outfit kept going well into the morning. Soon all the Zebras， in the jungle， were painting them selves in stripes. Soon Zebras all around the world were doing it to.
After awhile Mr. and Mrs. Zebra got tired of stripes. But when they tried to wash off there stripes they found that the paint had sunk in well beyond there fur. They couldn't get it off for anything. Soon all the Zebra's started getting tired of stripes. But they couldn't get there's off either!
To this day the Zebras still can¹t get there stripes off. That is why the Zebra has stripes!