In an environment where most creatures camouflage themselves with their surroundings, our painted horses really stand out with their black and white striped ensemble. It makes them hard to miss and they are probably one of the first signs of wildlife you will notice as you reach Nambiti Hills.
Zebras are social creatures and you will find them in herds aka “harems” that is led by one dominant male. Recently, we spotted a few stallions play-fighting. This helps them sharpen their skills for when fighting over females which often results in fights to the death.
They have excellent eyesight and hearing which enables them to sense danger lurking far away. When singled out and chased, they run in zigzag formations to make it difficult for predators to catch them. Have you ever wondered “why stripes”? Well, there are many theories around that but the most common is that when grouped together, their stripes make it difficult for a predator to pick out one zebra to chase. Safety in numbers could not hold more truth!
Here are a few images of our zebras at Nambiti Hills.