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Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra

Hartmanns Mountain Zebra in Etosha National Park, Namibia

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  • ["The western areas of the park are the preferred habitat for the Hartmann's zebra.","During the rainy season when they migrate to the Ombika and Okaukuejo waterholes."]

Mountain zebra are distinct from the more common zebra mainly by the absence of shadows on their stripes.

In addition, the mountain zebra’s legs are striped all the way to their hoofs and they have pronounced dewlaps and white bellies. Zebra are gregarious animals and form family groups of between four to thirteen individuals. Only one breeding stallion is tolerated per group.

The western areas of the park are the preferred habitat for the Hartmann’s zebra and they are only ever seen during the rainy season when they migrate to the Ombika and Okaukuejo waterholes where they can be seen drinking alongside their more common relatives. They will drink daily if water is available but can go without for several days when required.

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