Is a Zorilla a skunk?
The striped polecat (Ictonyx striatus) – also called the African polecat, zoril, zorille, zorilla, Cape polecat, and African skunk – is a member of the family Mustelidae that resembles a skunk (of the family Mephitidae). The name “zorilla” comes from the word “zorro”, which in Spanish means “fox”.
Why do zebras kill babies?
If the females in the harem have recently given birth, the new dominant male may kill their foals to eliminate any traces of his predecessor, and to bring the females into oestrus in order to further his own genetic legacy.
Is a zebra stronger than a horse?
Zebras are not necessary stronger than all horse breeds but certainly have a nice stocky, solid body. Most horse breeds are certainly faster than zebras, however. Keep in mind that domestic horses have been breed to preform tasks for humans that don’t always involve strength.
Why are zebras not domesticated?
To be domesticated, animals must meet certain criteria. For example, they must have a good disposition and should not panic under pressure. Zebras’ unpredictable nature and tendency to attack preclude them from being good candidates for domestication.