Are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes?

Zebra are so photogenic, I think it is their stripes that make them so. I love this poem by Shel Silverstein (1) about the age old question regarding their stripes. Zebra question I asked the zebra Are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes? And the zebra asked me, Or you good … Continue reading Are you black with white stripes? Or white with black stripes?

Intricate patterns on the tail

On a recent trip to the Mountain Zebra National Park in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa, I was astonished to see the intricate patterns on the rump and tail of this Cape Mountain Zebra, almost as if they had been braided. One article calls it "a fetching gridiron pattern". As I discovered, the … Continue reading Intricate patterns on the tail