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 Post subject: Possible hybrid zebra in Mountain Zebra National Park?
Unread postPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:03 pm 
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We are currently concluding a wonderful stay at Mountain Zebra National Park.
This afternoon we saw an unusual zebra amongst a group of normal Mountain Zebras. It had some characteristics of both zebra species found in the park. The leg stripes to the hooves and brown nose (as in M Zebra) but also faint shadow stripes on the rear as well as stripes right onto the belly (as in Plain's Zebra). Is interbreeding of the 2 species possible and if so, is it wise to keep both species together on a relatively small reserve?
P.S I am trying to upload a photo but am struggling at the moment

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 Post subject: Re: Possible hybrid zebra in Mountain Zebra National Park?
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Ifubesi wrote:
Is interbreeding of the 2 species possible and if so, is it wise to keep both species together on a relatively small reserve?

This question came into my mind many times when both species were released in Karoo National Park. I was not aware that both species occur in MZNP too.

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