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