Trail of Painted Ponies "Zorse: Hiding in Plain Sight." 1E/3,257
Pony Story: Zoologists tell us that the black-and-white stripes on a zebra were designed by evolution to confuse lions in the wild, making them all but invisible because they are indistinguishable from grass and brush--until they move. Bringing a lighthearted sense of play to this concept, this mixed-media artist from Santa Fe, New Mexico, has created a hybrid creature: a zebra/horse cross whose DNA creates a coat that retains the stripes of a zebra, while at the same time exhibiting the complete color spectrum visible to humans, the most fearsome predator on the planet.
Item #: 12291
Release Date: Winter 2009
Artist: Patrisha Renk Mayer
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: December 2009
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/2581