The Mountain Zebra Project
Hobatere Lodge is home to the iconic Hartmann’s Mountain zebra, easily distinguishable by their dewlap and plain white bellies. These agile creatures have adapted to live in arid and harsh conditions, as well as mountainous country. Currently classed as “Vulnerable” by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the population was estimated at around 25,000 in 2021.
Herd animals, these zebra are often seen at the waterhole in front of the lodge, providing the perfect opportunity for viewing. You might also witness the age-old battle between them and the lion, their main predator, if a hunt plays out.
The zebras residing at the lodge are currently under the scrutiny of biologist Morris Gosling, who is conducting a study on them. Guests are invited to contribute their photographs captured during their stay with us. If you reach out to Morris, he will promptly respond and provide insights into the background of the animals featured in your images.
Please follow the below link for more information.
The mountain zebra project