riding

Favorite

Photos Show That People Were Riding Zebras In The Late 19th And Early 20th Centuries

A new photo archive by Vintag.es shows that some of the European colonizers penetrating Africa in the 19th and early 20th centuries were riding wild zebras as an alternative to horses. 

The reason behind it is the zebra's resistance to diseases carried by tsetse flies which made their domestication more attractive.  

However, as many European colonizers learned in the early 20th century, despite their similarity to horses, zebras are just a bit too wild to completely tame. 

Unlike horses, which naturally roam around munching on grass, zebras spend their lives cagily watching, evading and fighting savannah predators such as lions, cheetahs and crocodiles. Natural selection has bred zebras to be nervous, flighty and brutally aggressive if cornered. 

But taming individual zebras to perform horse-like duties has occasionally been successful. Lord Walter Rothschild, for instance, trained a team of zebras to pull a carriage, which he drove past Buckingham Palace to demonstrate their supposedly pliable nature.


Photos Show That People Were Riding Zebras From The Late 19th And Early 20th Centuries | black and white vintage photo of a carriage pulled by zebras
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

At Dawn We Ride: Photos Of Cats Riding Horses, Looking Like Real Pros

What's better than a photo of a cat? A photo of a cat riding a horse, that's what.

Judging from these beautiful photos, we can only guess they love the view from up there. 

Cats riding horses | grey cat sitting on a white horse's back as if its riding it
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Advertisement
Favorite

This Tumblr Page Brings Us An Awesome Collection Of Animals Riding Other Animals

We have run into this cute tumblr page with the most comprehensive collection of animals riding other animals on the whole wide internet. Check out these adorable photos. 

awesome animals as seen thru the lens of Tumblr
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Favorite

Being a Dog In a Car With The Windows Open Is Probably The Essence Of Happiness (Gifs)

Few things can make a dog happier than a ball or treat, and that might be a tie between a walk and a ride in the car. Dogs love sticking their heads out the window, but did you ever wonder why? Just like we love to watch HD movies, such a huge rush of air gives their olfactory (smell) sensors a biiiig whiff of everything that is out there. From inside a car dogs spatial sense is deadened due to the lack of access to outside smells. So they basically use their sniffer to track where they are at all times Talk about a treat!

These animals are so in sync they belong in the Olympics for swimming, they would definitely go for gold! 

dog gifs dogs Funny GIFs car riding jo38ma3 - 6651909
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Advertisement
Favorite

30 Animals Enjoying a Free Ride on The Back Of Other Animals

Check out this hilarious collection of lazy animals using other animals as their means of transportation

photos of animals riding other animals
View List
  • -
  • Vote
  • -
Advertisement
Advertisement
friendship seal whale ocean hitch hiker riding - 8565837568
  • -
  • Vote
  • -



Robyn Malcolm scored a beautiful picture of animal friendship in Eden, New South Wales when she captured that glorious image of a seal riding a whale.

Look at it again.



He's just chilling. Hanging out and enjoying the scenery while his oceanic minion delivers him to his destination.

There's no telling what part this cetacean transportation has in the global turmoil over ride sharing.

But probably this pair is just really late to the weasel riding a woodpecker party and they think they can catch some of that sweet, sweet virality.

Here's that picture again, just for fun.

Advertisement