Existance of Burchells Zebra
I have done alot of reading and found much, often conflicting, information on this subject. Currently all plains Zebra (Grants, Chapman, Selous, Crawshay, Damara?, and Burchell) are collectively referred to as Burchells Zebra. Equus Burchelli (true Burchells Zebra) are said to have been extinct in 1918, restocked by Chapmans Zebra brought in from the north. Recent reports have indicated that there are isotated populations of true Burchells zebra still existing in KZN. Yet other reports indicate that Damara Zebra and Burchells Zebra are so closely related as to be the same species. I can find little info on Damara Zebra at all, are they another name for Chapmans Zebra? Selous Zebra? What is one to beleive? The coloration of Burchells Zebra is distinct and the foals of true Burchells Zebra are supposedly born brown and later develop stripes later on, unlike other sub-species of palins Zebra.
Here is a tiny sample of the multidude of conflicting info (mis-info) out there on this subject.
Plains Zebra (Equus quagga) | Wildliferanching.com
Burchell's zebra - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burchell's Zebra - Back from the Brink of Extinction, But for How Long? - pictures and facts
Anyone with info or opinions? Jaco, maybe this one is right up your alley.