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The study of Zebra butts


The study of zebra behaviour starts with staring at their butts.
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Like a fingerprint, each zebra has unique markings on it’s butt.
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Of course the stripes on their sides are also individually unique
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but then you’d need two photos of each animal to identify it…
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So after taking alot of photos of zebras assess you’d be able to tell who’s who in the soap opera of zebra life and understand why this guy is so mad.
Kenya has two species of Zebra, the plains zebra and the rare Grevy’s zebra. These two species co occur in Northern Kenya where they spend most of hteir time trying to avoid becoming lion lunch.
Shiva Sundaressan and his wife Corinne are studying what makes zebra society so damn interesting. Read their blog Saving Stripes on WildlifeDirect.

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August 14, 2009 - Posted by | Conservation, Donkey, Lion, Parks, Wildlife | , , , , , , ,

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