Stripe has continually been part of the fashion world and is one of the few patterns that had never declined in popularity. It is still one of the most familiar patterns of modern-day apparel.
Striped animals are some of the most beautiful and colorful animals in the world. They can be found in the air, underneath the water and on land.
Bongo (Tragelaphus eurycerus eurycerus)
This strikingly beautiful striped animal called Western or Lowland Bongo of African forest are characterized by a reddish-brown coat, black and white markings, white-yellow stripes and long slightly spiraled horns. Both male and female have horns.
Pampas Cat (Leopardus pajeros)
The handsome-looking Pampas Cat from the Pampas area of Argentina and Chile can grow a little over two feet high, with a tail of just about twelve inches. It resembles a domestic cat, although unlike the domestic cat, it is and stockier in appearance. The head is small compared to its body, and the muzzle has white around it.
South American Tapir (Tapirus terrestris)
The South American Tapir is the largest land wild land animal in South America. It can grow up to 2.5 m or 8 feet and can weigh up to 270 kg or 595 lbs. It is also informally called Brazilian Tapir, Lowland Tapir and in Portuguese, it is called Anta. Its striped patterns are only visible at young age.
Numbat (Myrmecobius fasciatus)
The Numbat, a marsupial that can be found in Western Australia feeds almost exclusively of termites. This endangered species which was once widespread across southern Australia is now restricted to several small colonies. It is now protected by conservation programs.
Okapi (Okapia johnstoni)
The amazingly cute Okapi is native to the Ituri Rainforest of Democratic Republic of the Congo. Although the Okapi bears striped markings reminiscent of the zebra, it is most closely related to the giraffe. There are approximately 10,000 – 20,000 in the wild and only 40 different worldwide institutions display them
Stripe Shield Bug (Graphosoma lineatum)
This pretty insect that is formally known as Graphosoma lineatum is a species of shield bug in the family Pentatomidae.
Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata)
The unique and pretty Colorado Potato Beetle is a pest of potato crops. It is approximately 10 mm (0.4 inches) long. This insect is also known as the Colorado Beetle, Ten-striped Spearman, the Ten-lined Potato Beetle and Potato Bug. Colorado and Mexico are its native distribution.
Oriental Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus vittatus)
The Oriental Sweetlips of Indo-West Pacific oceans can attain length of up to 85 cm. Juveniles are striped black. As they age, the black is reduced and become more yellow. It inhabits coral reefs and feeds on crustaceans, snails, slugs, and worms.
Ribboned Sweetlips (Plectorhinchus polytaenia)
The colorful Ribboned Sweetlips is also known as the Yellow-Ribbon Sweetlips. It is found in East Indo-West Pacific oceans and can attain length of up to 50 cm. Juveniles have black stripes and live alone on rubble slopes in deep water. As they age, the black is reduced to an outline, and the stripes become more yellow; increasing stripes develop with age.
The simply elegant Plectorhinchus orientalis is a Grunt from the Indo-Pacific. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 86cm in length.
Banded Snake Eel (Myrichthys colubrinus)
The lovely-looking Myrichthys colubrinus, a Moray Eel from the Indo-Pacific, occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 97cm in length. It is remarkable for its striped pattern.
This beautiful sea slug species called Armina californica is a nudibranch that occurs in Eastern Pacific Ocean from Vancouver Island to Panama.
Wasp Spider (Argiope bruennichi)
The Wasp Spider of Europe, Africa and Asia shows striking yellow and black markings on its abdomen. This spider species builds a spiral orb web at dawn or dusk, commonly in long grass a little above ground level, taking it approximately an hour.
Zebra Swallowtail (Eurytides Marcellus)
The unique Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly of eastern US, Mexico and Canada has distinctive black and white-striped pattern is reminiscent of a zebra.
Its larva is also notably remarkable for its striped pattern.
Grey Banded King Snake (Lampropeltis alterna)
The non-venomous Grey-banded Kingsnake or more commonly just referred to as the Alterna can be found in the TransPecos/ Chihuahuan Desert region of western Texas, southern New Mexico and northern Chihuahua.
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