Cape Mountain Zebra

Mountain Zebra National Park is a national park in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa proclaimed in July 1937 for the purpose of providing a nature reserve for the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra. In the early 1930s, the Cape Mountain Zebra was threatened with extinction.

The Mountain Zebra has a distinct dewlap and are boldly striped in black or dark brown and no two individuals look exactly alike. The whole body is striped except for the belly. In the Cape mountain zebra the ground colour is effectively white.

Mountain zebras live in hot, dry, rocky, mountainous and hilly habitats. They prefer slopes and plateaus as high as 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) above sea level, although they do migrate lower during winter. Their preferred diet is tufted grass, but in times of shortage they will browse, eating bark, twigs, leaves, buds, fruit, and roots.

They drink every day and when there is no surface water in times of drought, they commonly dig for ground water in dried river beds.

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Alternate capture: http://365project.org/salza/extras/2014-11-25
great b&w image, oh, wait, It's in color. :-) Love the shallow dof Sally.
posted November 25th, 2014  
@bill_fe aah Bill, but he is black and white. He just lives in colourful surroundings!
posted November 25th, 2014  
Beautiful capture
posted November 25th, 2014  
Beauty! Nice capture.
posted November 25th, 2014  
Wonderful capture, so natural.
posted November 25th, 2014  
Isn't Mountain Zebra park amazing!!! I love it! Superb capture!
posted November 25th, 2014  
Gosh this is another lovely shot - Fav
posted November 25th, 2014  
Lovely zebra shot, you are so lucky to be seeing all of this.
posted November 25th, 2014  
Wonderful capture of this beautiful zebra.
posted November 25th, 2014  
what a great shot !!!
posted November 25th, 2014  
great contrasts between the stripes of the zebra and the dots of the shrubbery ;)
posted November 25th, 2014  
Great shot I like the composition it works well
posted November 25th, 2014  
Stunning shot. Fav
posted November 25th, 2014  
Wonderful, clear capture, composition, light, fav
posted November 25th, 2014  
amaZing!!!!!! Love this. FAV
posted November 25th, 2014  
Wonderful capture!! Fav!
posted November 25th, 2014  
Great shot
posted November 25th, 2014  
What a lovely sight, a super shot.
posted November 25th, 2014  
I love the pose, the background, the overall composition. Beautifully photographed.
posted November 25th, 2014  
What an amazing sight, Sally! Fabulous capture! fav
posted November 26th, 2014  
WOW it would be so cool to see a zebra in the wild :)
posted November 26th, 2014  
Beautiful shot- the zebra looks so majestic in that pose!
posted November 26th, 2014  
This is outstanding
posted November 26th, 2014  
Love him against that typical SA backdrop!
posted November 26th, 2014  
Very nice image. Great to see the habitat and openness in the background. Beautifully composed.
posted November 26th, 2014  
Fabulous sharp shot of the zebra. Great composition too.
posted November 26th, 2014  
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