Watercolor painting depicting a grouping of three zebras, drinking at a waterhole; Signed and dated L G Howard ’97. Zebras are highly social animals, staying together in families or harems which may join other groups to form herds, sometimes in the tens of thousands. Their stripes are a bit of a mystery, no one quite knows why they have them and of course there are lots of theories. The stripes are almost like fingerprints, each animal’s stripe pattern is different even though their overall pattern may be similar for a particular region and herd group. Just like human fingerprints, a zebra’s stripe pattern is unique to the individual. Measures: 20 x 15; framed: 27.5 x 23.5 x 1.5.