A pencil drawing of
Burchell’s zebras, (Equus burchellii).
Burchell’s or plains zebras form family units consisting
of three or four mares, a dominant stallion and their offspring.
Fights between stallions frequently break out, usually between
a resident and a young male looking to take over his harem. We
came across two such stallions engaged in battle which appeared
like horse play, but involved vicious bites to the legs, groin,
neck and even ears. Several times their antics brought them to
the third stallion who seemed reluctant to get involved and was
simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Mombo, Botswana 2002.