About the Sculpture
This little foal is a “plains” zebra also known as Burchell’s Zebra and is the most common and widespread of the zebra species. She is based on a young zebra we saw in South Africa. The southern populations of zebra have “shadow” strips between the black (brown in very young zebra) stripes, but the northern plains zebra don’t all have these. Zebra are highly sociable and form small family groups called “harems”. These consist of one stallion, several mares (one of which will be the alpha female and will mate with the stallion first) and most recent offspring. There are also “bachelor” groups, of male only zebra. Groups of zebra will congregate together happily to form large herds.