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Rare black and dotted zebra spotted in Kenya causes stir [Photos]

September 17, 2019 at 01:30 pm | We Tour

Etsey Atisu

Etsey Atisu | Staff Writer

September 17, 2019 at 01:30 pm | We Tour

The rare foal (baby zebra) was spotted at the Maasai Mara Game | Maasai Mara National Reserve

There continues to be new discoveries of animal species by photographers touring games in Africa.

From spotting a rare black leopard, also known as black panther, to capturing the elephant with the longest tusk, a photographer has spotted a rare black-spotted zebra in Kenya.

The foal (baby zebra) was spotted and photographed by Mr. Anthony Tira, a renowned tour guide-cum photographer from the Matira Bush Camp, at the famous Maasai Game Reserve in Kenya.

According to the Maasai Mara Kenya Park, Tira came across the incredibly “blacker” newly born zebra, photographed it and posted it on the camp’s Facebook page, attracting a lot of social media buzz.

He actually named the foal by his surname, Tira.

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Photo credit: Daily Mail

“At first I thought it was a zebra that had been captured and painted or marked for purposes of migration. I was confused when I first saw it,” Tira told Kenya’s The Nation.

Tira explained that he had to take a closer examination, only realizing after that he was seeing a zebra with melanin disorder.

He explained that the zebra was hardly a week old and appeared weak and very different from the others, for it had not stripes but was stuck close to a female adult zebra, probably its mother.

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Photo Credit: Maasai Mara National Reserve

As the news of the new and rare zebra spread across the reserve, tour drivers and photographers hurriedly rerouted to the lookout area, hoping to also catch a glimpse of the animal that has given people a lot to talk about for days in the Mara area.

The Nation reports that this caused a stampede at the reserve as tourists continued to capture extra clips of this rare animal, topping their holiday experiences.

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Photo Credit: The East African

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