Saturday, 18 October 2014

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Plains Zebra at Game Haven Park, Malawi

I have to admit that when I visited Africa a short while ago, I thought that a Zebras were just a Zebras!  However I have discovered that there are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra. The unique stripes of zebras make them one of the animals most familiar to people. They occur in a variety of habitats, such as grasslands, savannas, woodlands, thorny scrublands, mountains, and coastal hills.  In Malawi it was the plains zebra I saw and will be showing you today.  
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I have a a short video which you can access at

http://youtu.be/wsUCVpJ9Ml8

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I hope you enjoyed this post.

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Many thanks for all your comments.

40 comments:

  1. Zebras wear very lovely coats.

    Even they are only zebras.

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  2. Oh, such gorgeous creatures ! They have such sweet faces. Thank you for showing so much detail !
    Margaret, I wish you a nice weekend :)

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  3. They are the most amazing looking animal. Beautiful photos of them. :)

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  4. What a beautiful Zebra, they have always amuzed me, fantastic photos.

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  5. Margaret, awesome post on the Plains Zebra.. It is a cool experience to see these animals in the wild. Wonderful photos and video.. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  6. Wow...they are so beautiful....thanks for sharing this!

    Happy weekend!

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  7. Brilliant captures and awesome close ups.

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  8. Goodness Margaret, these photos and video of the zebras are marvelous! What an extraordinary animal. I had heard of two types but learned of three today. Thank you for another great post!

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Margaret!! Thank you.

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  10. Thanks for sharing more pictures of God's handiwork!

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  11. Informative post and beautiful shots of the Zebras ~ very creative!

    Happy Weekend to you!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. Gorgoeus pictures of very beautiful animals. They seem to be rather small on the pictures, Thank you for visiting me and the correction of my mistake. I wish you a good weekend!

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  13. Wonderful shots Margaret. Such a truly beautiful animal. I just thought there were two species, didn't know of the Mountain Zebra.

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  14. And here I thought they were make believe! Great shots and what a wonderful trek! Looks like you've had a blast.

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  15. So nice pictures, zebra is a fascinating animal with incredibly great pattern.
    I've never seen those in so close.
    Good weekend from Norway
    Marit.

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  16. Wonderful photos and video, Margaret! They really are beautiful animals!

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  17. they really are pretty. the marking make you dizzy if you look right at their faces..sorta,lol.

    great images.

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  18. Such beautiful animals! I find it difficult to look at their stripes for too long.

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  19. Plains zebras are found mainly in the plains, I see.

    Lovely shots!
    ~

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  20. Wonderful photos of these beautiful animals. The stripes are very pretty. Enjoy your weekend, Margaret!

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  21. These are wonderful shots of a remarkably beautiful animal. How thrilling it must have been to see them in the wild.

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  22. I must admit I am always surprised at the variety of species. But then I shouldn't be. Just look at the birds! Great photos!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  23. They really are an attractive animal in that striped suit.

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  24. Your pictures are wonderful! I especially like the two together posing for you! I petted a zebra once, before knowing it was not allowed. I bet you know that those stripes go all the way through to their skin!

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  25. Absolutely amazing post, margaret. How wonderful that you had an opportunity to see these magnificent animals at such close range. Especially love the 6th photo down, though it's very difficult to choose between such wonderful shots. Thanks for the interesting info and for sharing your spectacular sightings.

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  26. Your photos are great of the beautiful Zebras, I used to see 2 kinds at the Wild Animal Park. The stripes on the face particularly look painted on, such great art work by a master painter. The second animal has such a beautiful stiff mane, too, very impressive.

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  27. nice to see your zeebra shots. It´s been a while since I saw one.

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  28. Beautiful shots of the Zebras - I love the ones of the eyes close-up.

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  29. Lovely to see these Zebra images. I find them fascinating their markings.

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  30. zebras such are gorgeous creatures. so fun to look at. i wonder if any folks that see them normally - do they get tired of them? i love horses too. 4 legged creatures are too hip. ha. ha!! ( :

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  31. I like the striped suit but where'd he get that mohawk haircut?

    Just kidding, these are beautiful.

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  32. Your pictures of the zebra are beautiful. I especially like the close-ups.

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  33. Even if there was only one sort of zebra, it would never just be a zebra, I think its more likely to be a ZEBRA!!

    If you see what I mean!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  34. Gotta love the Zebra's which ever of the three types they are. Whilst most animals try to blend in to stay safe, they are the ultimate out there, look at me animals! Your photos are just stunning Margaret.
    Wren x

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  35. Hello; BEAUTIFUL pictures of zebra, and I also didn't know there are three species of zebras either :-) Awosome close-ups of them as well(^_^)v I've never seen one before,haha. Oh, How fantastic your trip must have been♡♡♡

    I hope you are having a wonderful new week.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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  36. Your images of zebras are all stunning! How lucky you were to have the opportunity to photograph them. My favourites are the first and third.

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