In Summary
  • The golden coloured baby zebra was spotted on Wednesday, just three weeks after a polka-dotted foal was spotted in the same reserve.
  • The foal has a stripped neck, head, legs and tail but the rest of the body was brownish and similar to donkeys.
  • The unique sightings also add to the current unique phenomenon of ‘all-white’ giraffes of Ishaqbini Hirolla Conservancy in Garissa.

The Maasai Mara is again under focus after another rare zebra foal was spotted in the Mara triangle South West of the reserve bordering Tanzania.

The golden coloured baby zebra has elicited a lot of reactions from social media platforms, three weeks after a polka dotted zebra was spotted in the same reserve.

The rare ‘blonde’ zebra, just like the ‘darker’ one received attention from internet users, tour guides and international tourists who were quick to point out their uniqueness.

“I was the first who spotted the the little baby zebra, and I have given it my second name ‘Manie’,” said Mr John Manie Kipas.

Mr Kipas who works at the Mara West camp at the Mara triangle said he spotted the foal at Ngiro area in the midst of migrating wildebeest and zebras moving toward the Serengeti and he took lots of photos.

The foal has a stripped neck, head, legs and tail but the rest of the body was brownish and similar to donkeys.

Kipas spotted the foal yesterday while taking tourists on a game drive.

“It was a normal morning game drive and that is when we spotted the rare-coloured foal. At some point, I could not believe my eyes. I clicked my camera and got some pictures of it. It looks more like a donkey than a zebra,” said Manie.

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