There's an old saying that "a zebra doesn't change its stripes," but what happens when it doesn't have any stripes at all? Although instantly recognisable by their distinctive black and white striped pattern, zebras can actually take on a different appearance. This became even clearer after a lovely spotted foal was recently spotted in Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve.
It's impossible not to hum, "One of these things isn't like the other" when watching a precocious zebra mixing with adults. The newborn was named Tira after Maasai leader Anthony Tira, who first showed him. Pictures taken by photographer Frank Liu, who was in search of rhinos at the reserve, have gone viral. Liu himself was stunned when he first met Tira, who he believed to be from a different species since the foal has no stripes.