by R.T. Fitch “I had trouble sleeping last night, it was not just the thunder from storms providing much needed rain but instead it was the story we posted, yesterday, about the deaths of the two incarcerated Zebras in Texas seeking their freedom and paying for that God […]
By Kelsey Bradshaw as published on The Statesman “The idea of loose zebras in Central Texas had been a humorous one until news of the animals’ deaths came on Thursday…” A tale of an equine escape by a pair of zebras in New Braunfels on Wednesday ended sadly when […]
“My wife and our resident photographer, Terry, may get miffed but I am going to start leaking out a few pics of our global quest to follow and document wild horse migrations and activities on other continents. Her fear is that it may be pretentious but our hearts […]
Release from the FieldMuseum.org Study found that human-modified landscapes shrink mammal movements by up to half Human beings take up a lot of real estate — around 50-70 percent of the Earth’s land surface. And our increasing footprint affects how mammals of all sizes, from all over the […]
by Rebecca Harrington as published in the Tech Insider The uniform coat-colors of these domesticated horses seem to have cropped up just around the time we started using them on our farms. When humans first started domesticating wild horses around 5,000 years ago, their coats were likely closer […]
Source: Multiple “Cross-breeding between zebras and other members of the equine family is not unheard of…” A zoo in the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea has welcomed its latest arrival – a zebroid, or zonkey. Named Telegraph by keepers at the Taigan zoo park in southern Crimea, the […]
Sunday is always “Special Interest Day” here at SFTHH and it is customary to publish a feel-good story to help re-charge us for the following week of equine advocacy. This weekend we shot the gun a little early with publishing Cheyenne Little’s story, yesterday, so today we would like to share with our readers an interesting and rather educational story on our domestic and wild horses’ cousin, the Zebra. Now I know that I, for one, have always wondered why flies appear to be more prevalent on one horse versus another out in our pastures. I took it to be a simple matter of perhaps scent and the fact that maybe one’s personal hygiene was better than the next (those guys can burn through the toilet paper) but a team of scientists have come up with another reason and it got me to thinking. So, sit back and relax as the BBC attempts to enlighten us on the mystery that lies beneath the stripes of Zebra, it might get those brain cells churning, today.