Gorongosa's zebras are unique. First, they're incredibly uncommon- there's only 34 individuals in the whole park. Second, they’re members of a distinct subspecies, called Crawshay’s zebra (Equus quagga crawshayi), which only lives in a relatively small area that spans eastern Zambia, Malawi, southeastern Tanzania, and Mozambique. Crawshay’s zebras have thinner and denser black stripes, which extend across their underbelly and all the way down to the hooves. They never have shadow-stripes (thin, light-brown stripes between the black ones), and they have slightly different teeth than other subspecies. They're also very skittish; it's difficult to catch a glimpse of them before they're trotting away into the bush!
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