Spotted dark skin baby Zebra, an unusual color for these species, just met him today at Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya the mutated zebra is so rare and unique sighting in Maasai Mara, his name is Tira for the first one who saw it, Antony Tira, a Masai guide. unfortunately, it’s hard for melanistic zebra foal to survive for long as his distinctive coloration makes him stand out from the herd, hard to camouflage, and are an easy target for predators.
This is the first known case of a zebra with a polka dot appearance like this in the mara Reserve.
The polka dot appearance comes from a genetic disorder called pseudo-melanism where animals display an abnormality in their stripe pattern
the mutated zebra is so rare and unique sighting in Maasai Mara, his name is Tira for the first one who saw it, Antony Tira, a Masai guide.
Cute. Mom was playing with spots and not stripes . Lol. How interesting is this.
Beautiful, awesome little guy. Please let him grow up safe and strong.
Even though he doesn’t have stripes……he is still adorable
Looks like Momma Zebra was hanging out with the cheetahs
What a beautiful, unique foal
Pictures of the baby zebra went viral here is the video