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Zebra Foal Beauties In Their Striped Glory

Zebras are gorgeous creatures. With those hypnotic stripes, mohawk, and long-eyelashes -- they're definitely the raddest animals around.

And what could be better than zebra photos? Pictures of zebra foals, that's what! 

However, foals are pretty well-developed at birth, and already born with their stripes so to tell the difference between an adult and baby is most due to their size and youthful appearance. Doesn't matter too much to us, we love them all. 

Oh, and ready to feel totally lame? Did you know newborn zebras will already begin to walk within 20 minutes of its birth and run within an hour? Sounds like a superior animal to us. 

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People Can't Decide Which Zebra Is Facing The Camera In This Viral Photo

It all started with a simple question on twitter: which of the two zebras in this photo is in front, facing the camera, the left or the right one?

The Indian Wildlife photographer, Sarosh Lodhi, took this photo of two zebras in the Maasai Mara national game reserve in Kenya, and it went viral. 

As you can see from the following comments, people had a hard time deciding...What do you think? 



Optical illusion photo of two zebras | Sarosh @saroshlodhi 7 Jul Which zebra is front? Left one or right one wildlife #naturephotography #zebra #africa #masaimara #wildlifephotography 460 27 451 1.9K >
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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
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Spotted: Wild Baby Zebra Has Spots Instead Of Stripes

An extremely rare spotted zebra was spotted (no pun intended) in Maasai Mara! A photographer at the Maasai Mara camp was completely surprised to come across the rare "blacker" newly born zebra. Mr Antony Tira, a renowned tour guide at the camp was able to photograph the black-dotted foal and posted it on the camp's Facebook page, where it has gained a lot of media attention. 

Tira told Nation, "At first I thought it was a zebra that had been captured and painted or marked for purposes of migration. I was confused when I first saw it." Upon closer inspection, Tira realized it was actually a zebra with melanin disorder, hardly a week old.

This is Mara's first record case of such a rare zebra.

Story via Nation

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Meet Zippy The Zonkey, The Extremely Adorable Baby Of a Zebra And a Donkey

A farm in Britain created the second zonkey the world has ever seen. Everyone say welcome to Zippy the zonkey, a cross between a donkey and a zebra. We could definitely use some more zonkeys in our life.

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Warning: The startled man in the video uses some NSFW language.

Intrepid zebras made their escape on Sunday, local police reported that they came from a circus in town and that they managed to round them up and bring them back.


via @PhillyFireNews

It looks like the zebras were just killing time and getting to know the locals before their show.


via @Key_BlackBeauty

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