Resting together

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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.


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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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