Head To Toe

So often we find zebras standing head to toe, although head to derrière is probably a more appropriate description! This formation may seem strange, especially when taking into consideration the amount of flatulence these animals suffer from, however it does serve a very good and effective purpose! 

As the days in the Timbavati get hotter and drier, flies become a real nuisance especially for the animals. Zebras, as well as many others, use their tails to flick away the pestering flies. Ingeniously these stripy beasts have realised that if you sidle up to a friend’s rear his swooshing tail keeps the flies off your face! It really is a rather brilliant piece of animal behaviour.

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