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Plains zebra mother and foal. View of a plains (or Burchell's) zebra foal (Equus burchelli) with its mother on the savanna. Zebra are relatives of wild horses, and they live on the vast open plains of eastern Africa. Zebra live in herds of several hundred individuals and each herd's territory may be large, covering several square kilometres. Zebra have a gestation period of around one year, and the foal stays with its mother's herd. They are an important prey animal for large carnivores such as lions, but can run fast for long distances, and can also put up a powerful fight if they are caught. Photographed in the Serengeti, Tanzania.
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