Wednesday, July 16, 2008

ABC Wednesdays - Z for zebra

Nearly caught out today without a Z photo, this morning I zipped down to zap a photo of the Zest Health Clinic only to find it had been sold and the new name doesn't start with Z.

It is school holidays here, and we had planned to take our grand-daughters to the Zoo. Eureka - I now have a Z photo!

This is a Chapman's Zebra (Equus burchelli chapmani), native to open savannah grassland in southern Africa. They graze on short grass, leaves and shoots. Each zebra has its own unique pattern of stripes.

To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see links to other participants' sites go to mrs nesbitts place

13 comments:

Gary said...

Had afew Zebra's - though others included Zebra butterflies, and zebra mussels.

Great Z choice.

Gary
Bodge's Bulletin

CaBaCuRl said...

Yep, today was a bit of a challenge, but I was well-prepared with something you'll recognise.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I like these animals and am pleased that they are still alive in their native land but for how long.

Nice photography.

Liz said...

That's the first zebra I've seen in this collection!

Nice one too.

RuneE said...

You can't get more Z than that!

AphotoAday said...

You should get extra credit for working so hard on finding a z...
Love those stripes, and yes, I had never realized it, but every zebra's stripes must be like a fingerprint -- no two are the same... How interesting...
This zebra goes nicely with your July 15 post.

babooshka said...

Interesting thoughts about the fingerprint threoy. Wll thought out choices again.

Blue said...

Now, he's handsome - that was the sort of photo I wanted to post but no sighting!

Bear Naked said...

I thought EVERYONE would use zebra for Z but only have seen 2 so far.
Great photo of one of my favourite animals.

Bear((( )))

leslie said...

Wish I'd had a photo of a zebra, but come on over to see my collection of zoo creatures. :D

alicesg said...

Nice capture of the zebra. The photo blended well with your previous photo of the black and white structure. :) Nice post.

Denise said...

I didn't know about the unique stripes...but I do now!
Thanks Gordon.

Donna said...

How wonderful!! Great and Lucky shot!!hughugs