‘Someone is painting Zebras in Maasai Mara’: Another rare foal spotted
Another zebra foal with a unique skin pattern has been spotted in Maasai Mara, Narok county.
Pictures show that the foal with albino-like features; black and white stripes are only seen on its neck and legs.
Reports indicate that the foal has been named Manie after John Manie Kipas, the tour guide who spotted it.
Emmanuel Kibitok said: “Someone is painting Zebras in Maasai Mara” as Joshua Kavuvi echoed his sentiments.
The printers inside the zebras of Masai Mara have gone mad pic.twitter.com/EQip61dnkw
— . (@gitweeta) October 10, 2019
— INEOS 1:59 (@dikkinyua) October 10, 2019
We recently had a polka-dotted Zebra spotted in the Maasai Mara, and now a different one has been sighted, we have this little albino zebra foal in the Maasai Mara! What's affecting our Wildlife, What's the ecosystem? Photos courtesy: Roisin Allen pic.twitter.com/Jn6PaugTPV
— masia wambua (@ammasiawambua) October 10, 2019
Gitweeta posted a picture of the recent finding alongside that of Tira, a rare polka-dotted zebra that was spotted in Tanzania one week ago after leaving the Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Tira, who is just a few months old, left Kenya with the parents during the annual wildebeest migration.
”Wow! Another beautiful zebra foal ‘abnormality’ discovered in Kenya’s Mara. Named Manie after the guide that ‘discovered’ him/her,” one Twitter user, Xpose, said.
Masai Mara Game Reserve was the stage of a rarity as another ‘albino’ zebra foal was sighted barely a fortnight after a dotted one was seen at the park. pic.twitter.com/DE9fBBYBe7
— Bella Safaris (@BellaSafarisKE) October 10, 2019
It was named after Antony Tira, a Maasai tour guide and photographer who first spotted the animal and posted its pictures on the Matira Bush Camp Facebook page.
A Forbes report said the pictures threw tourists into a frenzy as tour guides’ phones rang off the hook; animal enthusiasts wanted to catch a glimpse of the rare spectacle.
Experts say the foal had allegedly been mistaken as pseudo-melanistic; a condition where animals display some abnormality in their stripe pattern.
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