Photo of the Day
Photo credit: Nick Turner
Zebra foals are born with brown and white coloration, and develop the black and white coloring with age. For the first few days of their life, the mother will keep her foal away from the rest of the herd, until it learns her smell and voice. Zebra foals are able to run within an hour of birth!
These horse relatives might appear to have fat abdomens. In truth, it is bloating caused by the bacteria in their gut, which helps them to digest food. Fat is stored in the animals neck, which enables scientists to determine the health of the zebra quickly. Healthy animals will have a thick layer of fat around the neck, causing their mane of hair to stand upright.
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