Trail of Painted Ponies "Incognito," 2E/1,617 (damaged box).
Writes Janee Hughes, a former art teacher and book illustrator from Salem, Oregon, "Biologists are not in agreement about the purpose of a zebra's stripes. Some say the wonderful patterns act as camouflage in the tall grass; but others say the stripes confuse predators. When a lion sees a herd of zebras, it is difficult for her to distinguish one animal from another in order to single out a potential victim. Whichever the case may be, it was great fun creating a herd of Grant's zebras living 'Incognito.'"
Release Date: Winter 2005
Artist: Janee Hughes
Size: 6" Tall
Retired: January 2008
Last Number at Retirement: 4E/2931