Wednesday, 3 July 2019


Zebras at the Royal Melbourne Zoo. A zebra is an African wild horse with black-and-white stripes and an erect mane. It belongs to the genus Equus, family Equidae and there are three species, the common zebra (E. burchellii) seen here.

Melbourne Zoo is mindful that the welfare of the world’s wildlife is paramount, so the welfare of the animals in its care is of the utmost importance. The zoo's Animal Welfare Code sets out the zoo's animal welfare commitments and obligations. Zoos Victoria have a life-long duty of care to animals and are committed to ensuring that they are given the very best of care, provided with stimulation and housed in facilities that provide for their natural behaviours.

In association with other zoos around the world and with animal conservation groups, Zoos Victoria takes part in programs that foster animal species under threat of extinction and collaborates such that animal breeding programs in zoos helps to conserve animal diversity and species longevity around the world.

This post is part of the Wordless Wednesday meme,
and also part of the ABC Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Nature Notes meme.


  1. It's good to know that these lovelies are well cared for. I love that they each have their own patterns.

    My Corner of the World

  2. taken care of, how wonderful.
    Did you know that there a lots of species of them?

    Have a heartwarming en splendid ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    M e l o d y (team ABC-W)

  3. We are taking our 4 year-old grandson for a special tour of our zoo in a couple of weeks. He so loves animals and insects and everything and I know he will love seeing the zebras...PS..My granddaughter is 3 months old now and continuing to feel better and my daughter heads back to work.... Michelle