Zebras were in abundance. They teamed up with the water buffalo as they can see very well and the water buffalo could hear well. The combination resulting in a better defense against predators. In Ngorongoro there were large herds of Zebra in combination with Wildebeests and every now and then one Zebra would go down on the dusty road and roll over, a dust bath. The young Zebras' had brown and white stripes, the brown a result of brown fur that wore off or shed as they grew older.