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October 29, 2011

Ahem…Your dewlap’s showing…

Filed under: Uncategorized — tb @ 9:59 pm

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    If you ask someone to picture a zebra, most folks think of the Plains Zebra or the Grevy’s Zebra…Which is a shame, because the Mountain Zebra (Equus Zebra) is all kinds of neat, and deserves a bit more fame.The only Zebra with a dewlap, these stocky bodied, nimble-hoofed equines are under threat in their mountainous homes of southern Africa, where they are hunted for their skins and suffer from habitat loss. Don’t let that get you down, though..Having bounced back from near extinction in the 1930s(the wild population then was less than 100) these guys now are at a count of around 3,000 and growing, thanks to the efforts of conservation teams worldwide.

 

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5 Comments »

  1. He is the jackass of the zebra world, and I mean that as a compliment.

    Comment by E.M. Gist — October 31, 2011 @ 6:08 am
  2. I like to think of him as the George Costanza of zebras.

    Comment by tb — October 31, 2011 @ 6:57 am
  3. Hi there, love your zebra, but you know what, you have a growth on the underside of the neck. It looks like a drawing of another zebra behind, like a part of another zebra. Also when you do the legs, notice that the forarm of the right front leg should be a littls less bulging and the knee is the wrong shape. Otherwise well done:)

    Comment by Lisa McKnett — November 16, 2011 @ 9:30 pm
  4. THanks for the comments, Lisa. The zebra is actually a Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra), a species that *does* have a growth on the underside of their neck, called a dewlap.

    Comment by tb — November 16, 2011 @ 11:02 pm
  5. thank you for share!

    Comment by gucci guilty — February 10, 2015 @ 5:50 am

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