Resting together


I love watching the zebras on the Serengeti plain. They run, drink, buck, drink, kick, and chase each other in a flurry of activity. They rest as well, always in groups, and often, as these two demonstrate, in affectionate poses. They lean on each other and support each other: a chin on a rump, a head on a back.

They also don’t mind the vehicles. Maybe they are used to them. Maybe they don’t care. Whatever the case, we can get quite close before they bolt.


Zebras belong in the same family of animals as the horse (equids). However, unlike their hoofed cousins, the zebra has never quite been domesticated.

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