Saturday, 14 December 2019


Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) all having in common, distinctive black and white striped coats. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and donkeys, zebras have never been truly domesticated.

There are three species of zebras: The plains zebra, the mountain zebra and the Grévy's zebra. The plains zebra and the mountain zebra belong to the subgenus Hippotigris, but Grévy's zebra is the sole species of subgenus Dolichohippus. The latter resembles an ass, to which it is closely related, while the former two are more horse-like. All three belong to the genus Equus, along with other living equids.

This post is part of the Weekend in Black and White,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme.


  1. Wow, what a cool shot of the zebras! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks so much for leaving me a comment.

  2. Incredible shot! Watch out for the lions!

  3. A great shot! All the faces look slightly different, and their ears are VERY attentive :)

  4. What a wonderful photograph. I can see why the Zebra's strips confuse predators.