Monday, July 20, 2009

Donkey in pajamas

For some reason people always like seeing zebra. When I used to guide tourists always had that extra bit of excitement in their tone when I showed them zebras. The common zebra around here is the Burchell's Zebra. They way to recognise a Burchell's Zebra is by the brown phantom stripe they have on the white stripes.
I have a question for you today. Other than turning it on its back to look, how do you see the difference between a male and female zebra?
Answer: The males are black with white stripes and the females are white with black stripes. Or is it the other way around?

5 comments:

  1. I have the same problem. I can never tell which zebras are white on black and which are black on white.

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  2. I went to the zoo here a couple days ago to get a photo of a sad zebra. Your photo wins by far!

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  3. LOL! I never knew that, now I guess seeing one is going to become a challenge to tell which is which! Lovely photograph! Interesting that they are my company's main marketing tool!

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  4. LOL!!! All our overseas friends love giraffes .. fascinated by them!
    Left you a responding comment on my blog .. she was good then (my life-changing-needing-to-make-a-difference-in-someone's-life encounter!)

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  5. That's wonderful...! I happen to be particularly fond of zebras. Is it true that no one can ever ride a zebra?

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