Harem of Burchell’s zebra, or plains zebra, grazing in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Burchell’s zebra are distinguished by light brown stripes running inside the lines of their black and white striped pattern. Plains zebra prefer open grasslands and watering holes and often mix with other species. Burchell’s zebra are highly social, forming harems with a single stallion, several mares, and their foals. Harems may form large herds. The plains zebra is the most common of three zebra species, and it is the most geographically widespread.
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April in Istanabul is tulip month. Tulips were everywhere. They surrounded the dry fountain in the Revan Kiosk (garden pavilion) in the Fourth Courtyard of Topkapi Palace. The Fourth Courtyard was the private sanctuary of the sultan and his family.
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Windows in one of the room of the harem in Topkapi Palace, Istanbul.
Last summer when I toured Etosha National Park in Namibia, I was surprised by the relaxed and affectionate physical connections between zebras. In Etosha, many of the plains zebra live small family groups called harems.