Hartmann's Mountain Zebra.

Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra

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The Hartmann’s mountain zebra are classified by taxonomists as a subspecies of the mountain zebra.

Hartmann's Mountain Zebra.

Hartmann’s Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra hartmannae) in the Szeged Zoo.
I took this picture in January (interestingly the zebras were still outside) from a distance.

For me all zebras sort of look alike and at first I had a hard time figuring out if the Hartmann’s mountain zebra even looks different from the Grévy’s zebra I have posted about recently. But while Grévy’s zebras have dark brown stripes on a white background Hartmann’s mountain zebras have black looking stripes on a light brown background. Also Hartmann’s mountain zebras have a flap of skin on their chin and neck called a dewlap while Grévy’s zebras have a smooth neck. So they are definitely distinguishable even for people like myself who are relatively ignorant about zebra taxonomy.

Further Readings:

Hartmann’s mountain zebra on Wikipedia.
Mountain zebra on Wikipedia.
Mountain zebra (Equus zebra) on ARKIVE.
Last updated: September 16, 2014

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