Lovely, Colorful and Awesome-Looking Striped Animals

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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.

Plectorhinchus orientalis

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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)

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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.

Armina Californica

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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)

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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)

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The unique Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly of eastern US, Mexico and Canada has distinctive black and white-striped pattern is reminiscent of a zebra.

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Its larva is also notably remarkable for its striped pattern.

Grey Banded King Snake (Lampropeltis alterna)

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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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24 Responses to “Lovely, Colorful and Awesome-Looking Striped Animals”
  1. Kate Smedley Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

    They are stunning, I love the Bongo and the Swallowtail Butterfly in particular, but they all look amazing. Great article.

  2. Judy T Lloyd Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 10:17 am

    You definetly put on some colorful pictures. We enjoy them a lot.

  3. Radhika Bhargava Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Its really good article,Very Informative,I think u have skipped Zebra And Tiger.

  4. OhSugar Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Well done! They all are very beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

  5. Goodselfme Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    Exceptional piece. I fully enjoyed its information and pics.

  6. deep blue Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Great stripes.

  7. Christine Ramsay Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Beautiful animals. I have never seen half of them before. Another wonderful article.


  8. S A JOHNSON Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Awesome article and great pics!

  9. amilia snow Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    stripes look so good on them :)

  10. Ruby Hawk Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Stripes are more fashionable than I thought. Beautiful animals.

  11. clay hurtubise Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    The pampas cat is so cute!

  12. Juancav Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Beautiful creatures.

  13. PR Mace Says...

    On June 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Outstanding work, Nobert. Do you wonder if the animals ever think they look fat in strips?

  14. Joie Schmidt Says...

    On June 23, 2009 at 1:40 am

    I LOVE the Pampas cat!! *:)



    -Liane Schmidt.

  15. papaleng Says...

    On June 23, 2009 at 3:07 am

    lovely article, could you tell me where to get an Okapi

  16. Anne Lyken Garner Says...

    On June 23, 2009 at 8:18 am

    I’ve always loved the Okapis. They are such beautiful animals. The butterfly is splendid too.

  17. Mr Ghaz Says...

    On June 23, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Well done!!..Highly informative and well illustrated article..stunning pics too..I LOV it..thanx for sharing this wonderful job.

  18. Unofre Pili Says...

    On June 24, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Those are pretty beautiful animals

  19. Joshua Miguel Says...

    On June 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    great collections.

  20. CHAN LEE PENG Says...

    On June 25, 2009 at 12:08 pm

    Well done again! I like Okapi, Numbat and Pampas cat. Liked it.

  21. lindalulu Says...

    On July 8, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Wow…great article and the animals themselves are so beautiful…even the insects which I don’t like are pretty!

  22. Moses Ingram Says...

    On July 18, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I am always amazed by the number of beautiful creatures there are in the world. You have done a great job here. I especially liked the first two, the Bongo and the Cat but I also liked the yellow striped fish. Of course they are all very unique.

  23. Citizen Says...

    On July 24, 2009 at 9:45 am

    nice job done

  24. NickFord Says...

    On September 23, 2009 at 6:24 am

    Nice one

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