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Giraffe and Eager Zebra

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Giraffe and Eager Zebra
Malayan Tapir, 7 Jun 2010
    • ZooLeopard
      Troy the Damara Zebra challenging Koife :) Poor fella.
    • Goretex
      The zebras do seem viscous but I assume this isn't anything to worry about?
    • Roz
      On my keeper for the day, the keeper I was with said that the Zebra do tend to think they are boss in the paddock, especially Troy! :p
    • johnstoni
      The problem is that this isn't a huge space, and the zebras, a grazing animal that can be notoriously aggressive in captivity, have no grazing to do. I keep seeing photos of the Colchester Zebras bothering other animals in the enclosure, but have never seen this in grassed mixed paddocks. I assume this could just be down to a particularly aggressive male, but there could be more too it.
    • ZooLeopard
      It is just a problem animal who has a dislike of giraffes.
    • johnstoni
      Which begs the question, why is it still being kept in a mixed paddock with giraffes? Was this the animal that came from Manor House?
    • Pertinax
      If it is a regular 'fighter' then one of them is likely to get injured at some stage as they aren't matched for fighting.
    • Goretex
      Indeed:(, so presumeably they certainly should try and get rid of it. For as you say an injured girafe might result here which would be bad news.:(
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