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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 11 months ago

Congrats on SOTW.Very Cool Spotting!!

KarenSaxton 11 months ago

What an awesome spotting

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 11 months ago

Congrats, Mel11; great spotting!

Ruth_pachuau13 11 months ago

Congratulations Mel11 on your SOTW

SarahWhitt 11 months ago

AWESOME spotting!!! CONGRATS on your SOTW!!

Mel11 11 months ago

Thanks everyone, was a delight to see and share.

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

Congratulations on the SOTW !

MichaelS 11 months ago

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

Tukup 11 months ago

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

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 months ago

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

Brian38 11 months ago

Congrats Mel! This is a special spotting!!

Ornithoptera80 11 months ago

Congrats,well deserved,great job

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 months ago

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

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 11 months ago


Maria dB
Maria dB 11 months ago

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

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 11 months ago

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

ChunXingWong 11 months ago

What a rare sight. Congratulations!

AshleyT 11 months 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 11 months ago

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

Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay
Dawn Lopez-Garanzuay 11 months ago

We really like your zebra spotting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 months ago

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

Ruth_pachuau13 11 months ago

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

AntónioGinjaGinja 11 months ago

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

SukanyaDatta 11 months ago

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

Jae 11 months 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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