Part of a harem of plains zebra grazing in Lake Nakura National Park in western Kenya. Regional variations exist in the striping patterns for zebra. In northern areas, the plains zebra, also known as the common zebra or Burchell’s zebra, is noted for its stripes which go all the way down the leg and meet under the belly. The juvenile zebra on the left still has some brown fuzzy hair; it is probably less than three years old.
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The final game drive of my safari, in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater.
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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