Zebra… all wanting to lick the lick..

A few photos I got to day of the Zebra all wanting to get their share of the winter lick put out for them…

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And one in Black and White..

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70 thoughts on “Zebra… all wanting to lick the lick..

  1. Zebras are more intriguing to me more than any other animal! The zebra is stunning! Your photography is stunning!

  2. These are all so excellent! I always feel like I’m visiting or reading National Geographic (one of my favorite magazines) when I’m here at your site Bulldog! Only you make it a little more personal (your experience with nature, that is)! 🙂

    • Thanks Maralee… they are one of the animals that I will spend an hour or two just sitting and watching… their interaction is continuous.. they’re never far from each other always seem to be in contact, and just a look or certain movement by one of the group will get a reaction out of all…. fascinating animals…

  3. Of course, I’ve seen them before on TV and in zoos, but it’s far better to see them in their natural habitat – keep shooting Bulldog!

  4. Wow! You’ve captured them so well bulldog. Amazing animals for sure! Stunning post and thanks for sharing. 😀 *hugs*

  5. How cool to see this and I love the expression on their faces. We used to have a salt lick at our cabin in Wyoming for moose, but only one would come. This is amazing.

    • Thanks Frank… so that humans could copy them for the street crossings… lol…. God only knows why they have the stripes, but it is a great camo and confusion for their predators… Lion have difficulty telling one from the other when they herd… a lion only sees in B&W….

    • It is true… don’t try to disprove it, you’ll get a head ache…lol… when the young are born, the mother will keep all other Zebra away from her, she will block out the others so that the young imprints her stripes in their mind and will be able to find her when in big herds grazing… an amazing fact… it has been seen when herds are disturbed by Lion and they run in all directions, when getting back together the young will go straight back to its mother…

    • That it does… the winter like blocks are high in molasses and salt which aids the animal with digesting and getting the best out of dry grass… they manage to bite off small chunks and actually chew it…

    • They are beautiful for a donkey with stripes… the Winter lick is a supplement they put out where animals can not find their own salt outcrops… the lick is a molasses and salt, plus other nutrients that aid the animal in digesting the dry grasses… in more open parks the animals would find the natural occurring nutrients, but where like these they are confined to smaller areas, (3 800 Ha or 9 400 acre) they will put out these blocks to make it easier for the animals…

  6. I have a couple of questions. First, why is that one zebra (with the rump to the left on the photo) beige on the rump and with gray stripes in between the black ones? Is that usual? Second, is she pregnant? She has a huge belly.

    • Good questions… the beige colour comes from them rolling in the red soils… the one was completely red on the one side, but did not give me a chance to capture it on camera.(I wanted to post a red Zebra) the Grey stripes are called shadow stripes… some have them and others not… it is believed to come from evolutionary times, don’t know if I go with that, but it could be as some of them develop they have this shadow stripe… not all of them have it… but, considering, like our finger prints. no two Zebra have the same stripes it must be almost impossible to lay down laws for their stripes… Pregnant? Most definitely…. I like to pop in to see those that I know are pregnant and in which area they are grazing, just so I can capture the young on camera…

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