Category Archives: Zebra

Zonkeys and zorses (or hebras?)

Yes, donkeys and zebras can breed and have babies!  The above foal was born to a donkey mother, fathered by a zebra. I like this little guy, half horse, half zebra.  The flank stripes make me think the zebra was … Continue reading

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Zebra resurrection?

The photo above shows the quagga, a subspecies of the plains zebra that became extinct when the last one died in the London Zoo in Regent’s Park in 1870. This photo is a modern Plains zebra that is part of the … Continue reading

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The dark side of zebras

    Sometimes, zebras are born with some strange stripe patterns.  These zebras are called black zebras. These photos all illustrate the variety possible in the stripes or, in the bottom photo, “spots” of the zebra.

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When zebras go pale…

Top: Zebras are sometimes born with tan stripes.  These are called white zebras. This one is not a true albino, but leucistic…like a white tiger. They have a tan muzzle and dark eyes. Middle: This little guy was reported in 2004 … Continue reading

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Did you know your stripes?

How did you do?  Pretty fun, huh?  Better than listening to that same old song on your iPod, right? Mountain zebras are a threatened species. The Grevy’s zebra is endangered. You can help the endangered Grevy’s zebra here.

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Eight little zebras….a test

See how many you can identify of Grevy’s, Mountain, and Plains zebras (Plains zebras have subspecies).  Don’t forget your IKs!

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The Half and Half Zebra

We are currently seeing the differences in the three species of zebras that exist today.  We’ve covered the Grevy’s zebra and the Mountain zebra in previous posts.  Now let’s look at the Plains zebra. The Plains zebra is the third of … Continue reading

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The Dewlap Zebra

We are going to try our hand at seeing the differences in the eight types of zebras that exist today.  That’s not as hard as you might think, because there only three species we actually need to key on; the … Continue reading

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The Triangle Zebra

So since we are identifying species, we are going to try our hand at seeing the differences in the eight types of zebras that exist today.  That’s not as hard as you might think, because there only three species we … Continue reading

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