Animals

A Rare Zebra With Spots Instead Of Stripes Was Born In Kenya

What a beautiful animal!

Zebras are known for their stripes, but one zebra foal is definitely bucking the trend.

During a trip to Masai Mara National Reserve in southwestern Kenya during September, wildlife photographer Frank Liu captured a very unique baby zebra in a series of images that have taken social media by storm.

“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,” Liu wrote on Instagram. “This morning we were one of the first ones to visit Tira! Few years ago there was a similar case, however that zebra still maintained the stripes and brush-like tail. Tira, however, has patterns that appear as polka dots! (sic)”