|Plains Zebra head detail|
|Cape Mountain Zebra|
Our three Plains Zebras are geldings, as they are surplus animals from the captive population and intact zebra stallions are quite a serious animal to manage, as they are vicious fighters. In the wild adult zebra stallions have very few enemies – even natural predators such as lions, hyenas and wild dogs tend to avoid them in preference for mares and foals. If you see zebras in a mixed exhibit they are invariably with animals the same size or larger – gazelles and even more their fawns may be killed by zebras in the confined space of a shared field even though they pose no threat.
|One of the last Quagga's|
|Quagga Project Zebra|
(Plains Zebra images are my own, other species from Wikipedia and the Quagga Project)