At the school of life

An adult zebra and a foal standing in grassland, touching their noses together.

The plains zebra is highly social and usually forms small family groups called harems, which consist of a single stallion, several mares and their recent offspring.

Early on, a mother zebra keeps any other zebra away from her foal, including the stallion, the other mares, and even her previous offspring. Later, though, they all bond. Within the group, a foal has the same rank as its mother.

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Map showing location of “At the school of life” in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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