I didnt know – but my good friend google tells me this –
Many zoologists would say that a zebra is white because its stripes end towards the belly and the belly is mostly white. Others would say that a zebra is black because if you shaved all the fur off a zebra the skin is mostly black. So it really depends on how you want to look at it.
Zebras (members of the horse family), are native to central and southern Africa. They are black with white vertical stripes on the head, neck, forequarters, and main body, usually with horizontal stripes at the rear and on the legs of the animal.
This makes sense since the pattern is a result of pigment activation (black) and inhibition (white). That means black is the actual colour of the fur, and the white patches are simply the areas that lack pigmentation