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Friday 29 Dec cam pics

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December 29th, 2006 - Picture of a female Klipspringer caught on the Leopard Cam. They are a small antelope specie. An interesting detail about Klipspringers, is that they have a round black "tear" spot right under each eye.

You can see the picture of a male on the December 31 date and see links to read more about them:
http://www.africam.com/boma/viewtopic.php?t=1899

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"Ingwe" wrote:
There are 2 sub species of Mountain Zebra, the cape mountain Zebra and Hartmann's zebra.

Hartmann's zebra is found in Namibia and is slightly larger than the cape mountain zebra.

Thanks Ingwe, I didn't think about the sub-species!

According to some of the information that I have read, Grevy's zebra is more closely related to asses than to horses, whereas Mountain and Plains (Burchell's) zebras are directly related to horses.

This is interesting as Grevy's is the larger of all the species yet asses are smaller than horses as a general rule?

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There are 2 sub species of Mountain Zebra, the cape mountain Zebra and Hartmann's zebra.

Hartmann's zebra is found in Namibia and is slightly larger than the cape mountain zebra.

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Thanks Tabs. That name is familiar. Laughing out loud

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"sabine" wrote:
Is there a third type of Zebra?

Grevy's Zebra is the third species but it does not occur in Southern Africa and it can only now be found in parts of Kenya and Ethiopia.

It is the largest of the Zebras and has much finer stripes - and it is listed as endangered on the ICUN Red List

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Thanks Christy for the Zebra clarification. Is there a third type of Zebra?

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"bascia3125" wrote:
is there a difference between burchells and mountain zebras?
The Cape Mountain Zebra is slightly smaller than Burchell's, and the black stripes stop at the lower part of the body leaving the underparts of the body white , except for a long black stripe on the middle of the belly. Burchell's have yellowish grey shadow stripes between the black stripes on the rump.

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is there a difference between burchells and mountain zebras?

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