When children are born, it is always exciting. If these are the children of animals in the zoo, then the excitement is no less because everyone is interested in looking at the new inhabitant: babies are so interesting and funny.
So, for example, in Kenya, everyone wants to look at the newborn zebra foal, which was named Tira.
The thing is that the baby does not look like an ordinary zebra. He was born not in stripes, but in polka dots. Can you imagine?
Moreover, Tira is not black and white, but brown and, of course, immediately caught all the attention of visitors to the reserve. This is really unique in nature.
The biggest difference can be noted when the baby is next to his mom. The reason for this unusual, but insanely attractive appearance is already known.
This is called “melanism” – when melanin is elevated. Did you know that the black panther is a dark leopard, on which the accepted specks are not visible? Tira is just the same. It became darker and bright specks spread more than stripes.
Tira is very interesting to a number of scientists. It is accepted that animals with melanism cannot live long. This is not the case with this foal.
He calmly walks among the rest of the zebras and does not seem to attract the attention of anyone but people.
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