Uganda Zebras, Tourist attraction in Uganda National Parks
One of the most docile and inviting wildlife attraction is the Uganda Wildlife Zebra, just stunning to be close to this phenomenal spectacle in the Savannah, one would think that it’s stripped nature give it no camouflage to it’s predators, No wonder on most of our Uganda Safari in the heart of the jungles, he becomes the most targeted prey to the masters of the niche. His lazy nature, sluggish movements and un ability to justify the whispering jungle renders him vulnerable.
Uganda Zebra’s give it a reasonable pride to taste to, In most of the National Parks in Uganda the pearl of Africa where the River Nile flows to Egypt, more-so, shields the distinctive black and white striped coats Uganda Zebras seen in a serenity of groups termed as small harems or large herds. Their sociability is nowonder the fact that, these are are gonna be your wild horses.
In Uganda, Zebras are found in two National parks that’s kidepo National park a wilderness park located in Karamoja region of Northern Uganda, bordering Uganda and Sudan in the northwest and north east Kenya. Lake Mburo National Park-the home of authentic Nature walks in the Savannah, it lies between the two towns of Masaka and Mbarara in western Uganda where you can find these amazing species with a unique coat color white and black.
There are two types of Zebras in Africa; the Gravy’s and plains both in Eastern and Southern Africa in areas of savanna and woodlands, and Uganda is one of the countries in Africa with Zebras. In Uganda we have the plains which are also known as Burchells, named after A British explorer and naturalist William John burcell their body strips are broader.
These are seen to have right colors which gives the best picture in a photography and sightseeing people tend to take pictures of Zebras for their unique colors, these zebras have a black order muzzles in the back. A female zebra called a mare becomes sexually active at the age of 2-4 years able to produce in the second year, a male which is called the stallion because sexually mature at 4 years.
A zebra can almost breed every year, during breeding males gather females they can kick, push and bite each other necks. The gestation period of Mare is 12 months it gives birth to a young one called foal the birthing period is always rainy season. After birth the male will chase away all zebras for 2-3 days until when the young one is able to recognize its mother, the foal feeds on mothers milk for one year and able to stand and walk after birth but can also feed on grass after weak.
A foal can stand 1.1m tall while the mature one stands 3.5m to 5meters,when the Zebra grows it weighs 200-450kgs a male weighs 10kgs more than a female, a Bruchella zebra can live 25 years while other types of Zebra are said to live up to 40 years of age. Mothers care deeply for their young ones and also foals are ever close to their mother while as males are close to their fathers for communication.
Burchelles Zebras move in a group called Harem with a dominate male leading the group and the rest following him although he is said not to be in line with the rest as they compete with domestic animals for water ,having teeth for grinding and cropping crops. During their movement they can communicate while sniffing, balking position of eyes and tail, they are brave animals that move and stand together, nibble hair on each other neck.
They always develop and pressure their bonds ready to accommodate the old and weak ones. During danger, they stand and camouflage in the grass to destruct predators by providing eyes and ears to look out for more dangers from their predators and can run 60km/hr. They are very excellent and manage a zigzag form to evade predators and also give a pace.
When attacked they come together in large herds to scare the intruder away with teeth and hooves mixing with grazers, if one is injured they’re able to circle around and attempt to scare the intruder away with teeth and hooves. These Zebras are known to sleep while standing close to each other in order to look out for predators like lions, hyenas, leopards, hurting dogs and cheaters.
Note; Uganda has only one type of Zebra the plain known as bruchelle, You can now have your tour done by visiting this type of Zebra in the above National parks in Uganda.