Did you know that a group of zebras is called a dazzle?
While zebras may be numerous on the African plains, we never tire of watching them. Their beautifully-decorated bodies, combined with their fascinating and entertaining behaviors, make them a truly endearing creature.
There are only six surviving horse species in the world and three of them are zebras. The Burchell’s Zebra (shown here) is the most common and can be found throughout Southern and Eastern Africa. Compared with other species, the Burchell’s has rather broad stripes, but the color of those stripes can vary quite a bit depending on their location. In Southern Africa for example, individuals exhibit shadow stripes between the large black stripes on their torso, and you can see that effect in the zebras in this gallery. Baby zebras are much fuzzier and have a reddish-brown hue in their stripes. And, of course, the stripe pattern on every zebra is unique, just like your finger print.
This Burchell’s zebra photo gallery includes pictures taken during various seasons in Kruger National Park, South Africa and in Etosha National Park, Namibia. We hope you enjoy this dazzling dazzle of zebras. (All photos by Cristina Garcia and Hal Brindley.)
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Zoologist and wildlife photographer. She has worked in the field with jackals, wolves, cheetahs, & leopards. She serves on the Board of Directors of SEE Turtles, a non-profit sea turtle conservation organization.