Photographer Captures Rare Spotted Zebra Foal In Kenya

Photographer Frank Liu was able to catch a rare sight in Kenya — a zebra with spots instead of stripes. In a post to Instagram, Frank said the foal was spotted at Maasai Mara National Reserve.

“Last night a Maasai guide discovered an one of a kind genetically mutated baby zebra in Maasai Mara and named it after his surname – Tira,” the photographer wrote.

What Tira has is called psuedomelanism, according to National Geographic, which is a rare genetic mutation where animals show an abnormality in their stripe pattern.

The outlet also reported that zebras like Tira may face challenges to survival by having an unusual pattern. If the zebra can make it to adulthood, however, “there’s no reason to think he can’t fit into the herd.”

The foal has a rare genetic mutation which gives it an abnormality in its stripe pattern.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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15 Of The World Most Unbelievable Insects

Insects are by far the most diverse and ecologically important group of animals in the World. Millions of different species subsist amongst us. Accordingly, there are 1.4 billion insects for every person on Earth. Crazy right?! Along with that, they exist in different shapes and colors.

They can be with or without wings, long legs, leafy figures, or even with umbrella-like pinion. Almost everywhere you look, you’ll find one or a myriad of the six-legged critters called insects.

Avidly they live among us in such a bountiful sundry. Starting from ants, bees, flies, beetles, and much more. To know more about how they look like, check our mini “Biology Class” and tell us which one you find the most interesting. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite!

1.Spiny flower mantis

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2.Yellow Orchid Mantis.

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3. Phylliidae-Insects that look like leaves and flower petals.

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4.Dice Moth caterpillar.

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5.Giant Katydid.

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 6.A beautiful Comet Moth.

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7.Queen (up) and Monarch butterfly caterpillar.

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8.White Ghost Cicada – Ayuthia.

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9.Timber beetle.


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10.Eurynecroscia nigrofasciata, well known as umbrella phasmids.

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11.Sagra buqueti, rainbow frog leg beetle.

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12.Black&Blue bettle.

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13.One of the largest flower beetles in the world, Mecynorrhina Torquata.

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14.Eurycnema goliath, the Goliath stick insect, one of the largest stick insects in Australia.

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15.Picasso Bug(Sphaerocoris annulus)-A bug that looks like an easter egg.

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