The first Zebra Ears were released sometime before 2006. The first pair (released earlier than 2006) featured a wider zebra print with less stripes and different versions of the older style of sewn fabric tag. Eventually, a third clear sequined version with a bow was released. Though the official release date is unknown, the original fabric sewn tag that they came with dates back to 2006 or before (the red/black/ yellow circle logo likely between 2003 – 2006). They also came with the horizontally sewn tag and the vertically sewn tag (shown) that would date to around 2017/2018. For more information about the tags, see this post.