Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography




Yesterday, June 26, 2013, I went on a wild safari adventure to THE WILDS in Zanesville, Ohio.

The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative wildlife conservation centers in the world.  Located on nearly 10,000 acres, it is home to rare and endangered species from around the world living in natural, open-range habitat, as well as home to hundreds of indigenous species.  The mission of the Wilds is to advance conservation through science, education and personal experience.

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The Grevy’s Zebra is on the endangered species list. It’s from Northern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia.  There are fewer than 3,000 Grevy’s zebra remaining in the wild.  Hunting for their skins and competition for food and water with domestic livestock are contributing factors to the decline in Grevy’s zebras.  The largest of the three zebra species, the Grevy’s  can be distinguished by a large patch of white found on either side of its tail.  All information taken from The Wilds Visitor’s Guide.

In honor of Flicker Comments Tagged: Z challenge, I submit my photos of the Grevy’s Zebra.

I will post move of my adventurous day at another time.



28 Responses to “TAGGED “Z” FOR ZEBRA”

  1. Beautiful animals!

  2. Gorgeous photos, Francine. 🙂

  3. Wow! I really really want to touch them 😀

  4. Less than 3,000–that’s heartbreaking. So many beautiful animals are threatened. thanks for sharing and raising awareness.

  5. Beautiful photos of amazing Animals. Perfect for Z. So glad you had an adventure at The Wilds. Looking forward to more of your photos. Francine.

  6. Very nice photos, Francine.

  7. They are magnificent creatures. What a rare opportunity to actually see them up close….good for you and thanks for sharing

  8. Aaaah, my second favorite animal! Of course, the giraffe is number one to my heart, but the zebra sure can hold its own…gorgeous creatures God has made.

  9. what brilliant stripes – you must have a special lens in your camera!

    • It is a beautiful animal. I used my 75 to 300 mm zoom lens by Canon. The only other lens I have is an 18 to 55 mm lens. Nothing special. I hope to add to my lens collection sometime in the future. Have a great day!

  10. Where did you make these shots?

  11. Wonderful images of beautiful animals Francine!

  12. Wonderful photos, Francine, of a beautiful animal. Any one of them would make a great jigsaw puzzle — and maddening. 🙂

  13. Beautiful animals. They stand together as a group when facing a threat, which makes it difficult for the attacking animal to separate them as individuals.

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