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Equus burchellii


An very rare spotted foal, first seen mid September by others and we were so very lucky to come across it on the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The spots are believed to be due to a genetic mix up.


A plains zebra on savannah with a large herd.


The map pin position for this spotting has been modified by Project Noah, and does not reflect the original spotting location.

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25 Comments (1–25)

Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 2 years ago

Congrats on SOTW.Very Cool Spotting!!

KarenSaxton 2 years ago

What an awesome spotting

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 2 years ago

Congrats, Mel11; great spotting!

Ruth_pachuau13 2 years ago

Congratulations Mel11 on your SOTW

SarahWhitt 2 years ago

AWESOME spotting!!! CONGRATS on your SOTW!!

Mel11 2 years ago

Thanks everyone, was a delight to see and share.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Congratulations on the SOTW !

MichaelS 2 years ago

Congrats, Mel11, your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week by the Rangers!

Tukup 2 years ago

A once-in-a-lifetime spotting Mel. Thanks so much for sharing it and congratulations on the well-deserved SOTW.

Great series Mel,congrats on the SOTW and thanks for sharing

Brian38 2 years ago

Congrats Mel! This is a special spotting!!

Ornithoptera80 2 years ago

Congrats,well deserved,great job

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 years ago

This foal has pseudoMELanism? No wonder you’ve earned SOTW; congrats!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 2 years ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Wonderful that a PNoah member was able to see this unusual foal that has been in the news!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Got sick of the stripes perhaps ?? - love the brown down his legs. Special spotting. Thanks for sharing Mel.

ChunXingWong 2 years ago

What a rare sight. Congratulations!

AshleyT 2 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Tukup 2 years ago

Wow Mel! What a catch. And with a family picture yet. Thanks for sharing this natural "oddity."

We really like your zebra spotting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 2 years ago

I want to say wonderful spotting but that might be confusing.
What a wonderful sight. Thanks for sharing this Mel.

Ruth_pachuau13 2 years ago

Ohhhh... Amazing... wow... Thanks mel11

Wow super cool Mel,beautiful series,congrats and thanks for sharing

SukanyaDatta 2 years ago

Wow...saw it on the news...seems so much more personal on PN. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jae 2 years ago

Wow amazing! Thanks for sharing this special spotting, Mel11

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Narok, Kenya

Spotted on Sep 21, 2019
Submitted on Oct 3, 2019

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