It was especially nice to see Zebra on this trail with our students!

Zebras are highly social animals, and live in herds; the collective term being a ‘Dazzle’ of zebra. Due to their unique striping and their horse-like appearance, they are one of the most recognised of Africa’s animals, however they are very skittish and it’s always an honour to view them up-close from horseback!

There is much speculation about why a zebra has colouring and stripes like it does, and studies have shown that the black and white stripes disrupt the outline of the animal, helping it to camouflage with its background. There is also research indicating that the disrupted pattern changes the polarized light of the animal, which in turn attracts fewer flies than normal.

Zebra have excellent eyesight, and it’s believed that they can even see in colour! They are peaceful animals, living off grasses and the occasional leaves or shrubs.

Sadly, zebra are still threatened by man as a result of trophy hunting, but more and more people prefer to see them in the wild than on their living room floor!

It was especially nice to see Zebra on this trail with our students!

Zebras are highly social animals, and live in herds; the collective term being a ‘Dazzle’ of zebra. Due to their unique striping and their horse-like appearance, they are one of the most recognised of Africa’s animals, however they are very skittish and it’s always an honour to view them up-close from horseback!

There is much speculation about why a zebra has colouring and stripes like it does, and studies have shown that the black and white stripes disrupt the outline of the animal, helping it to camouflage with its background. There is also research indicating that the disrupted pattern changes the polarized light of the animal, which in turn attracts fewer flies than normal.

Zebra have excellent eyesight, and it’s believed that they can even see in colour! They are peaceful animals, living off grasses and the occasional leaves or shrubs.

Sadly, zebra are still threatened by man as a result of trophy hunting, but more and more people prefer to see them in the wild than on their living room floor!