The mutated zebra is so rare and peculiar sighting in Maasai Mara, his name is Tira after the first person who spotted it, Antony Tira, a Masai guide.
Unfortunately, melanistic zebra foal have a hard time surviving since their unusual colouring makes them stand out from the group, making them difficult to camouflage, and make them easy prey for predators.
This is the first time in the Mara Reserve that a zebra with a polka dot pattern has been seen.
Cute.He’s a fantastic little boy. Please allow him to grow up in a safe and strong environment.