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Whipsnade yard
Paradoxurus, 12 Mar 2008
    • Animaldude
      i'm assuming that's a grevy's zebra stallion
    • James27
      Yes, I'm sure that's what Whipsnade have.
    • Maguari
      Whipsnade have Grevy's and Chapman's. This is definitely a Grevy's; as to it being a stallion, you must have better eyes than me!
    • James27
      Look at the shadow, gives it away a bit ;) lol
    • Maguari
      Ah, nice bit of lateral thinking, Mr -h!
    • James27
      Bearing in mind I only looked because I was provoked! :p
    • Pertinax
      Very observant...:) I would have said male for two other reasons; 1. slim body shape. 2. on its own.

      They also have two 'batchelor' Chapman's stallions- one is Marwell's original male and must be well over 35 years old but still in prime condition.
    • Tim May
      This long-lived Chapman’s zebra is listed in “Longevity of Mammals in Captivity; From the Living Collections of the World” (Richard Weigl; 2005):-

      Marwell Zoo from 12 Jan 1970; sent to Whipsnade on 18 July 1991; still alive on 12 August 2004 at an estimated age of 36!

      I didn’t see him on my last Whipsnade visit, so assumed he had eventually died. Astonished, but delighted, to learn that he is still alive.
    • Pertinax
      Is he though? I thought I saw him last year with another younger male- but I'm only presuming it was still him. I phot'd him a few years ago when he was alone- he still looked like a 5 year old then. I have not been this year.
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