We actually saw better zebras later in the
Kruger Park, but here are a few from Botswana. These are Burchell's
zebras, which are the most common. You can tell that they are Burchells
because they have the shadow stripes between some of the black stripes.
Also their stripes go all the way under the tummy and down their
But there are wide variations. The
one above has rather narrow black stripes and prominent shadow stripes, but the
one below has wide black stripes and hardly any shadow stripes. Supposedly
the stripes are like finger prints--no two are alike.
Generally, zebras just turn and walk away
so there are a lot of pictures of the south end of zebras. Here are some
before they turned. Notice how thick the neck is on the stallion in
They actually stopped and looked at us
We did see Mountain Zebras in Namibia, but
in the evening, with not enough light to take a picture. They were the
Hartmann's subspecies that lives in dry areas and they have very even big black
stripes that don't go under the belly. The other mountain zebra is the
Cape subspecies, which we just got a glimpse of in Table Mountain Park in Cape
Town. Mountain zebra was a new animal for me which made it very
Here is one from a book so you can see the
My scanner doesn't like zebra stripes from
a book either.....sorry.
Just a couple more zebras.