Young Zebra

Zebra need no real introduction. A common site throughout eastern sub-Saharan Africa they aren’t easily confused with another species. The Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) pictured here produce on average a foal a year. These young zebras are able to stand within fifteen minutes of birth and to suckle within the first hour. Being able to move on one’s own within such a short time is incredibly advantageous for an animal such as this, the plains of Africa are a very dangerous place. As you can see young Zebras like this one spend the first few months of life without perfect stripes, their famous marks are adorned with a furry red tinge.

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