Chocolate Zebra!

Black zebras...and now the Chocolate Zebra!

Sometimes, a zebra is born with strange stripe patterns and large areas of black. 

The above zebra however, was sighted in Vumbura, Africa.  The safari guide who spotted the pair says that this strangely patterned zebra foal is the third one born to this particular zebra mom since 2005. None have survived to adulthood.  :(

The following photos illustrate some of the variety possible in the stripes or, in the top and bottom photo, spots of the zebra!

To see "White" zebras, check out my blog post "When Zebras Go Pale..."

1 comment:

Jack said...

Never knew zebras could have so many different patterns of strips. Really sad to know that none of oddly patterned zebras born survived till adulthood though.