Incredibly rare, “blacker” newly born Zebra spotted in Masai Mara

  • 2 years ago
  • Source: Nation Media Group
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 A photographer at a camp in the Masai Mara Game Reserve was in for a surprise when he came across an incredibly rare, “blacker” newly born Zebra.
Mr Antony Tira – A renowned tour guide-cum photographer – at Matira bush camp, spotted and photographed the black dotted foal and posted it on the camp’s Facebook page attracting a lot of social media attention.
“At first I thought it was a zebra that had been captured and painted or marked for purposes of migration. I was confused when I first saw it," Mr Tira told the Nation.
He said on closer examination, he realised that what he was seeing was actually a zebra with melanin disorder. It was hardly a week old, it appeared weak and very different from the others for it has not stripes and was stuck close to a female adult zebra, probably its mother.