A new beauty, a zebra, has piqued everyone’s interest. It was just recently born, yet its hue has already made it famous.
The newborn is brown with white markings, unlike his black and white ancestors.
And he’s not just distinctive in appearance; he’s actually one-of-a-kind.
The occurrence of «melanism» is responsible for Tira’s peculiar and, to be honest, appealing appearance.
The melanin pigment in many cases turns bright species dark, leading to different tales and stories.
The black panther, for example, is simply a very dark leopard with nearly no characteristic flecks. Tira is simply that: a dark background with brilliant spots, few stripes, and more of a circle and a point.
When Tira is with her mother, the difference is most evident. He’s still a baby who requires milk. This foal has piqued the interest of scientists.
They are too visible, they stand out too much against the background of the others, they are frequently prey for predators, and their family frequently reject them.
But Tira is different; he goes peacefully among the herd and no one touches him.
Furthermore, if we exclude people, no special attention has yet been paid to animals. However, the zebra is not allowed to eat them.