Saturday, December 17, 2011

Zebras

Donkeys in pajamas must be one of the animals that visitors to game reserves love seeing most.  The Burchell's Zebra is the most common zebra that you will find in the game reserves of the Eastern Cape.  They are identifiable by the fact that the stripes go all the way underneath their stomachs and by the brownish phantom stripes visible on their wide white stripes.

The endangered Cape Mountain Zebra are found only on a few game reserves in the province.  They have wide black stripes with much thinner white inter spaces than the Burchell Zebra.  The stripes also don't go all the way under their stomachs.

2 comments:

  1. I wanted to ride a zebra when in Kruger. ;)

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  2. Just so beautiful! I was lucky enough to see many of these wonderful animals in Mountain Zebra Park earlier this year.
    Thanks for the Christmas greetings... you will be on holiday by now, so hope you have a wonderful time and all best tidings to you and your family for the festive season!

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