I know that horses are more useful than zebras, but why did no one really try to domesticate zebras?

I know that horses are more useful than zebras, but why did no one really try to domesticate zebras? They look super cool.

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The majority of people in sub Saharan Africa before colonialism where Bantus, Pygmys, and Bush men. The vast majority of them where not exactly big in the brains department.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >tfw no zecora gf

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They're aggressive, wild, retarded and really hard to train. They do whatever they want but WILL readily fuck anything if you want striped kids. There must be something in the water over there.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >but why did no one really try to domesticate zebras?
    Many tried. Everyone failed.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No alpha social structure, ergo no leadership to take over for an easier time taming them.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Untrue Meme from a YouTube video….

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They did try, Zebras are just too small and too autistic.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >too small.
      Anon, they're the biggest of equines.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    calm down child

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thank you!!!!
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      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How stunning and brave of you.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the Africans never bothered too. The Zebra definitely has the genetic variation to be selectively bred.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They look indeed super cool. And they've got nice plots!

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they have to live among monsters and watch their kind be killed every day at every turn so they have to be as aggressive as possible therefore undomesticatable. Being an animal in Africa must be terrifying.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because morons never domesticated anything

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because of how they function socially, meaning we can't exploit them to our benefit
    >Horses form herds with a social hierarchy: a dominant male with a group of mares and their foals
    We can replace the top horse with ourselves and the horses will eventually obey
    Zebra on the other hand only stay in groups because it's a good survival strategy (more eyes and ears on the lookout), however there is no social order and it's every zebra for themselves. This means Zebra are naturally unruly and cannot be ridden because they submit to no one: in their minds they're their own rulers

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    too much zigger behavior

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Weaker skeletal structure than that of horses. They literally bend and break under the riders.
    Shame, cause yes, I'll agree that they look neat.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not that no one tried, it's that zebras suck shit and generally can't be tamed

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Didn't some rednecks in Texas tame zebras?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >generally
        There have been instances of it but there's a world of difference between tamed and domesticated.
        Dutch colonists in Africa also managed to tame some zebras but also found that they just weren't worth the effort.

        To circle back to the thread's real topic, instead of looking at an animal that is basically impossible to domesticate, look to the animals that are more readily domesticated like camels and donkeys and speculate why/if the morons underperformed in that area

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason no one thought to build a boat and sail from here to here.
    The same reason Madagascar was first reached by Indonesians in canoes from the other side of the Indian Ocean, and no one thought to cross the 143-mile strait separating it from the mainland until the 9th century.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    by the time africans got the idea to start domesticating things, they already had the mule and got their horses from elsewhere

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why would you want to if you already have donkeys?
    zebras also have a very different social structure than horses, it would be a pain to keep them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When was that? 20 years ago?

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Climate most likely. Horses originate from North america, which ranges from hot to butt fuck cold, so naturally they evolved to be able to withstand any climate. Zebras have only existed in Africa where the climate is constant. Take them to a cold place, they won't be able to survive, making them impractical to have outside of Africa where its nothing but mud huts and failed civilization

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Horses originate from North america
      Why do you insist upon talking about subjects you know nothing about?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Domesticated horses don't but the Equus genus did originate in North America. The anon's point is still wrong because that means Zebras are also from North America, by that logic.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Domesticated horses don't but the Equus genus did originate in North America. The anon's point is still wrong because that means Zebras are also from North America, by that logic.

        I did a Google search and skimmed the first result. I usually just gamble on it being right so I can look smart on Wauf.org

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pretty much these

      https://i.imgur.com/xI6QvAm.png

      The same reason no one thought to build a boat and sail from here to here.
      The same reason Madagascar was first reached by Indonesians in canoes from the other side of the Indian Ocean, and no one thought to cross the 143-mile strait separating it from the mainland until the 9th century.

      >generally
      There have been instances of it but there's a world of difference between tamed and domesticated.
      Dutch colonists in Africa also managed to tame some zebras but also found that they just weren't worth the effort.

      To circle back to the thread's real topic, instead of looking at an animal that is basically impossible to domesticate, look to the animals that are more readily domesticated like camels and donkeys and speculate why/if the morons underperformed in that area

      Because of how they function socially, meaning we can't exploit them to our benefit
      >Horses form herds with a social hierarchy: a dominant male with a group of mares and their foals
      We can replace the top horse with ourselves and the horses will eventually obey
      Zebra on the other hand only stay in groups because it's a good survival strategy (more eyes and ears on the lookout), however there is no social order and it's every zebra for themselves. This means Zebra are naturally unruly and cannot be ridden because they submit to no one: in their minds they're their own rulers

      Also, Zebras are very aggressive and not at all mild tempered, they have a very nasty bite to snap at you with as well as an instinctive ducking reflex that makes them a pain in the ass to lasso and wrangle, there are multiple instances of Whites taming them but widespread use just isn’t feasible.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Guy went about conquering the Sub-Saharan on his zebra mount, what a badass

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > Also, Zebras are very aggressive and not at all mild tempered, they have a very nasty bite to snap at you with as well as an instinctive ducking reflex that makes them a pain in the ass to lasso and wrangle, there are multiple instances of Whites taming them but widespread use just isn’t feasible.

        Which is how Tarpan were before humans selectively bred them into horses, anyone who says Zebras can’t be domesticated with selective breeding is retarded and doesn’t understand domestication

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Horses originate from North america
      True, this is why horses were completely unknown in Europe before Columbus

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equus_scotti

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's an extinct equine that was never domesticated. The horse, Equus caballus, is a Eurasian species.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equus_(genus)

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              A genus is not a species.
              Equines originated in America, horses in Eurasia.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you are being such a retard lol, read the wiki articles

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    zebras are autistic retards and barely tameable

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Very autistic. They're even flightier than horses and take a lot to separate them out from the herd and to get them to calm down reliably. Training on top of that is a pretty big task. Not impossible but not worthwhile if you DO have an alternative like a domestic horse.

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