Each and every chance I had to take a photo of a bunch of Zebras congregating together I did. The reason for this is simple; can you tell me how many zebras are in this photo? I think there are 12.
Zebras are herd animals and that means that their safety from predators comes from sticking together. We humans, just like the lions, are predators, and I have to admit that even with my 20/20 vision, having all those stripes so close together, it’s difficult for me make out each individual zebra. If I were a lion going in for the kill, I’d be running fast, and so would the herd, so choosing one to go in and attack would be very difficult…maybe that’s why lions prefer wildebeests?
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IF YOU GO: Any safari in Africa will feature lots of zebras. We took this photo while on safari in the Ngorogoro Crater in Tanzania, near the Serengeti.