What’s cuter than a baby zebra? a baby zebra with sports instead of stripes!.
In Kenya a rare baby zebra was spotted and now all the internet is gooing wild, the photo of this amazing baby zebra are adorable, this baby zebraq now has captured many heart.The unusual zebra was seen in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and this was the first recorded case of a polka dot zebra at the reserve.
Photographers Rahul Sachdev and Antony Tira, immediately took out his camera and photographed some photos of it.
According to some scientists, zebra stripes form when there’s an inhibition in melanin production, meaning that the animal is most likely black with white stripes and not the opposite.Science argues that they help the animals stay cool in the African heat.“The zebra stripes are formed when melanin is held back and that the ‘default’ color of a zebra is black,” wrote Elegant Holiday Tours & Travel.
There are also theories that stripes help zebras hide from potential predators, and also help them avoid getting bitten by flies that are known to transmit diseases.Parmale Lemein, a wildlife specialist from the Matira Bush Camp says the baby zebra most likely has melanism, which is the opposite of albinism.
He also says that no similar zebras have survived past six months with such a condition in African parks. Hopefully, this one will survive.
what do you think of the polka dot zebra?