In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- This family, made up of the horses, asses and zebras, contains one genus with nine species.
- In Australia, kangaroos occupy the position held on other continents by grass eaters such as antelope, deer, zebra, and bison.
- The western part of Kenya's largest national park boasts the Mzima crystal springs, a haven for hippos, elephants, gazelles, zebras, and giraffes.
- You'll get up close to the wildlife, including giraffe, zebra, impala and wildebeest, and all riding abilities are catered for, including beginners.
- Burchell's zebras will mate with donkeys, producing a hybrid that has been called a ‘zebdonk.’
- The preserve is home to elephants, giraffes, zebra, and various species of antelope and monkey.
- A good idea is to board the little train which encircles the zoo enclosure and allows you to see the giraffes, hippos, zebra, camels and rhinos.
- A zebra or horse without a hoof is a sitting duck for predators.
- Towards the west end of the zoo were a number of large paddocks, home to zebras, deer, horned oryx and Przewalski wild horses.
- Horses and zebras, for example, can interbreed but no one considers them the same species.
- So are zebras just horses that leaned on wet painted fences?
- The route of the safari will allow visitors to see for themselves a wide variety of African wildlife including lions, rhinos, giraffes, zebras, chimpanzees and many other species.
- Seti thought that Vortas' hair was reminiscent of a zebra except with black-and-purple stripes instead of a zebra's black-and-white stripes.
- Horses, zebras and donkeys are probably descended from an equine (horse-like) kind, since they can interbreed, although the offspring are sterile.
- Of all the wild equines in the world today, only the plains zebras of Africa are present in large numbers.
- Like all equids, mountain zebras are polygynous.
- Madagascar's landscape may not be a bad fit for lions, giraffes, zebras, and hippos.
- Aardvarks, rabbits, zebras, and other animals that rely on a more sedentary diet opt for eyes on each side of the head, maximizing their ability to spot lurking dangers.
- The Cape Colony extended systematic protection to elephants, giraffes, hippopotami, buffalo, zebras, quaggas and antelopes in 1886.
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