Zebra Tries to Kill Foal While Mother Fights Back

Feb 21 2017

Dominant male zebra tries to slay foal.

This footage will distort any placid view you might have had of these striped dazzlers of the bush.



This video, filmed by Daniel Tjärnén, shows a male zebra’s intent on trying to kill a rival’s zebra foal in Etosha National Park, Namibia.  


Tjärnén, who is a railway worker, captured the clip during his holiday, and describes the moment as a “once in a lifetime sighting!”



He explains to LatestSightings.com: 'We were driving up to this waterhole, hoping to get some good sightings and especially hoping to see some predators.”


As with mother-nature, trying to predict what you'll see in the bush is never easy. Most often than not, you are way off!


'Instead of predators, we saw this dazzle of zebras drinking from the waterhole. We suddenly noticed that the one zebra was actively attacking a young foal. First, it was a bit shocking but then I thought - it's the way of nature”.



Daniel immediately started filming and sent the video into Latest Sightings’ Film and Earn Program!


According to Tjärnén, some of the people with him reacted differently and wanted to help the zebra baby.



'After a long battle between the male, mother and foal, the zebras disappeared behind the trees.'

Tjärnén speculates: 'It probably wasn't his baby and felt threatened that it would grow up and take over the territory. I think it survived for the time being, but it looked injured. Maybe it was chased off or killed later on by a passing predator.'

'Infantacide common practice'



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