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campsafari2015

Hello ST Community! 

 

I found this zebra interesting when I saw it (Ole Pejeta Kenya, 2017), but apparently the online community of social media is blown away. The OCD people can't stand the near perfect mismatch. The 3D art people have a meme going about UV match failing QC, whatever that means. Football fans are citing Man U's third kit as proof it's a Red Devil fan :( (poor thing). Many are convinced I've photoshopped it (apparently, people do such things). I thought it would be fun to solicit interesting pattern images from a community that I'm sure has seen it all! 

 

I'm pretty certain this is a healed injury, given the underlying muscle structure shown in photo three, but I did learn that sometimes in vitro abnormalities associated with muscles can cause the pattern to mismatch too! 

 

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Pictus Safaris

That is an interesting pattern @campsafari2015  - I agree with you, it looks like an old wound, especially given it's located in prime lion location on the hind quarters. I believe I've got a photo of a cheetah with almost no spots (having recently recovered from mange), I'll see if I can dig it out.

 

Tom

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campsafari2015
2 hours ago, Pictus Safaris said:

That is an interesting pattern @campsafari2015  - I agree with you, it looks like an old wound, especially given it's located in prime lion location on the hind quarters. I believe I've got a photo of a cheetah with almost no spots (having recently recovered from mange), I'll see if I can dig it out.

 

Tom

 

Apparently, people are weirded out by the little dot on the back too. I didn't think that was that unusual, as the confluence of stripes can get a little bendy compared to the rest of the straighter stripes on the body...but I guess that completely separate spot is unusual too

 

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Peter Connan

Very interesting!

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campsafari2015

Does anyone have photos of zebras with more spots on their back?

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