15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Protective zebra mother over her calf
Safety really matters in the perilous world of a baby zebra, keeping to the center of the herd as much as possible and dodging the large hungry jaws of cheetahs, hyenas and lions on a daily basis. The mother does the parenting and will nurse for up to 18 months and keeping a close eye on the calf.
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||Oct. 22, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
||Canon EOS 80D