So, is a zebra white with black stripes or black with white stripes? Unfortunately, there is no true answer to this perplexing question. The reason is because the answer to this question comes down to a person’s perspective. 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, surprisingly, mostly black. So the answer actually depends on who you ask and how you want to look at a zebra.