Figure 5 (above). The
Mountain Zebra (Equus zebra) of southwestern Africa.
This species, like Plains Zebra (below), has black stripes on its
hindquarters that are wide and tend toward being
horizontal. However, the black stripes on the Mountain Zebra's flanks
do not extend to the underside of the belly. The Mountain Zebra is an endangered species.
Photograph by Daniel Craggs (UK).
(below). Plains Zebra (Equus
Victoria Falls National Park, Zambia. In contrast to the Mountain
Zebra (above), the black stripes on the flanks of the Plains Zebra usually extend
to the underside of the belly. Both the Mountain Zebra and Plains
Zebra range from the lowlands to high elevations in the mountains.
Photograph by Henrik Groth-Andersen (Denmark).