The zebra of the plains is perpetually hunted
by a myriad of merciless predators. With no purpose other than to feed monsters,
the zebra spends its entire life standing around awaiting a violent death. They are nature’s ultimate prey. The zebra paces the earth, patiently going through the motions of life knowing
that at any moment it will end in a sudden shock of pain and brutality.
With it’s black and white stripes serving as an ostentatious beacon to any nearby
predators the zebra wiles away its time before gruesome elimination. Zebra wait on the pantry shelf that is
the African plain before something finds it and at last remembers to eat it. The zebra’s long face is just one of
many adaptations that they’re able to be violently attacked with ease. The zebra’s wide neck provides ample
surface area for any attack. But it is the zebra’s rump that tends
to get the most attention. The zebra’s back side has evolved to
be large, succulent, and equipped with a sturdy tail that can easily be tugged upon
when the time comes for the zebra to be dragged to its bloody end.
This zebra’s gory conclusion has come but for many others the boring story continues. The zebra’s natural predators include
the lion, cheetah, hyena, crocodile, giraffe, elephant, ostrich, and 600 other species.
But tragically changing climates had wiped out may of these predators threatening
the zebra’s delicate place in the ecosystem through under hunting.
Despite all odds the zebra lives on, biding its time at mortality’s bus stop,
waiting to pay its fare in patience and blood so that it may claim the calm
of death it so desperately pines for.