#5411 Giraffes and Hartmann's Mountain Zebra - Antwerp Zoo (Belgium)
Giraffes and Hartmann's Mountain Zebra at Antwerp Zoo, also known as Zoo Antwerpen or Zoo d'Anvers (Belgium)
The Giraffe is a genus of African even-toed ungulate mammals, the tallest living terrestrial animals and the largest ruminants.
The Hartmann's Mountain Zebra is a subspecies of the Mountain Zebra found in far south-western Angola and western Namibia.
Hartmann's Mountain Zebras prefer to live in small groups of 7-12 individuals. They are agile climbers and are able to live in arid conditions and steep mountainous country. The Mountain Zebras are the only zebras with a dewlap - a pendulous fold of skin under the throat, which is commonly associated with bovines. There is a grid pattern on the rump which includes a series of short transverse stripes running perpendicular to the dorsal stripe, not found on any other equine. The legs are striped to the hooves, and the belly is white. The stripes are black.