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Playing young zebras

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The plains zebra (Equus quagga, formerly Equus burchellii), also known as the common zebra or Burchell's zebra, or locally as the "quagga", is the most common and geographically widespread species of zebra. There are six subspecies.
The plains zebra's range is fragmented from the south of Ethiopia through East Africa to as far south as Botswana and eastern South Africa. Its habitat is generally but not exclusively treeless grasslands and savanna woodlands, both tropical and temperate. They generally avoid desert, dense rainforest and permanent wetlands, and rarely stray more than 30 kilometres from a water source.
The plains zebra is mid-sized, smaller on average than the other zebra species, and thick bodied with relatively short legs.
There is some variation in size, based on the animals' condition and subspecies. Adults of both sexes can stand from 1.27 to 1.45 m high at the withers (shoulder), are 2.17 to 2.46 m long, not counting a 47 to 57 cm tail, and weigh 175 to 385 kg.
Like all zebras, they are boldly striped in black and white, and no two individuals look exactly alike. They also have black or dark muzzles. Males may weigh 10% more than females.
This picture was taken in Zoo Duisburg, Germany.
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De steppezebra of gewone zebra (Equus quagga, voorheen Equus burchelli) is de meest algemene zebrasoort. Er zijn 6 ondersoorten. Vroeger kwam hij voor in bijna alle grasvlakten in zuidelijk en oostelijk Afrika; van Zuid-EthiopiŽ tot Angola en oostelijk Zuid-Afrika. Twee miljoen jaar geleden kwam hij zelfs verder noordwaarts tot in Algerije voor. Tegenwoordig is zijn leefgebied meer versnipperd, en is hij op enkele plaatsen uitgestorven.
De steppezebra leeft op de open graslanden, savannes, steppen en bossavannes, zowel op vlakten als in heuvelachtige streken en in bergen. In het droge seizoen voegen meerdere kudden zich bij elkaar tot grotere kudden van soms meer dan duizend dieren en trekken ze naar vochtigere gebieden. Vaak sluiten ze aan bij kudden andere hoefdieren, als blauwe gnoe en Thomsongazelle.
De steppezebra is een middelgroot, gespierd paard met grote oren. De benen zijn relatief kort en stevig. Het strepenpatroon verschilt per ondersoort, gebied en individu. Bij alle dieren lopen brede, zwarte strepen verticaal over het lichaam. Op de hoeven en de romp lopen horizontale zwarte strepen. Ook het gezicht en de stijve manen zijn gestreept.
Volwassen dieren hebben een kop-romplengte van 217 tot 246 cm lang en een schofthoogte van 127 tot 145 cm. De staart is 47 tot 57 cm lang. Mannetjes zijn groter dan vrouwtjes. Vrouwtjes worden 175 tot 250 kg zwaar, mannetjes 220 tot 322 kg zwaar.
Deze foto is gemaakt in Zoo Duisburg in Duitsland.

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All rights reserved. Copyright © Martien Uiterweerd (Foto Martien). All my images are protected under international authors copyright laws and may not be downloaded, reproduced, copied, transmitted or manipulated without my written explicit permission.
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Recently Liberated Town Still Suffers Food Shortages

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) liberated the town of Hudur, Somalia, from Al-Shabaab extremists two months ago. While the situation in the town is now largely peaceful, the disruption of supply routes into Hudur by Al-Shabaab has caused massive food shortages.

Residents of Hudur go about their daily business.

UN Photo/Tobin Jones
07 May 2014
Hudur, Somalia
Photo # 587950




African Union Troops Stake Tactical Position in Somali Capital

Somali civilians are seen on the Industrial Road in northern Mogadishu, near the old cigarette and match factory. The factory is where Burundian soldiers serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) have established a new position after the sudden departure from the Somali capital of the extremist group Al-Shabaab two weeks ago. Although still in control of large swathes of central and southern Somalia, Al-Shabaab's overnight withdrawal was in part due to a string of military offensives this year by AMISOM and the forces of the UN-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG). TFG and AMISOM have taken new strategic and tactical positions across the capital, which is now almost entirely under their control.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
18 August 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 482483




Somalia Suffers from Worst Drought in Century

Women rush to a feeding centre after the soldiers of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) cannot contain the crowd in Badbado, a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Famine has been declared in two regions of southern Somalia – southern Bakool and Lower Shabelle. The United Nations indicates that 3.7 million people across the country, that’s nearly half of the Somali population, are now in crisis and in urgent need of assistance. An estimated 2.8 million of those are in the south.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
20 July 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 480646




African Union Troops Stake Tactical Position in Somali Capital

A Burundian soldier serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) cleans a rocket launcher against the skyline of the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in a new position, established after the sudden departure from the city of the extremist group Al-Shabaab two weeks ago. Although still in control of large swathes of central and southern Somalia, Al-Shabaab's overnight withdrawal was in part due to a string of military offensives this year by AMISOM and the forces of the UN-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG). TFG and AMISOM have taken strategic and tactical positions across the capital, now almost entirely under their control.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
18 August 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 482482




Somali Malnourished Child Taken for Emergency Treatment

Somali men carry a severely malnourished child to the headquarters of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) for emergency medical treatment. AMISOM is an active regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations. Somalia is affected by a severe drought that has ravaged large swaths of the Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
15 July 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 480176




Scene from Jowhar, Somalia

A young girl sits on a jerry can, as her mother fills up another with water, near the town of Jowhar, Somalia.

UN Photo/Tobin Jones
15 December 2013
Jowhar, Somalia
Photo # 574638




Mogadishu Market District Deserted

A woman stands outside closed businesses at Bakara Market in central Mogadishu, Somalia. Bakara was up until just a few days ago a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab until their sudden withdrawal from the city overnight 5 August. Thousands of Burundian and Ugandan African Union troops, which support the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), now control over 90 percent of the city since Shabaab's retreat.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
09 August 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 482147




Mogadishu Market District Deserted

A man and woman walk through the deserted streets of Bakara Market in central Mogadishu, Somalia. Bakara was up until just a few days ago a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab until their sudden withdrawal from the city overnight 5 August. Thousands of Burundian and Ugandan African Union troops, which support the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), now control over 90 percent of the city since Shabaab's retreat.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
09 August 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 482146




Recently Liberated Town Still Suffers Food Shortages

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) liberated the town of Hudur, Somalia, from Al-Shabaab extremists two months ago. While the situation in the town is now largely peaceful, the disruption of supply routes into Hudur by Al-Shabaab has caused massive food shortages.

A resident sells meat at the market in Hudur.

UN Photo/Tobin Jones
07 May 2014
Hudur, Somalia
Photo # 587951




Jowhar IDP Camp in Somalia

A Somali girl walks down a road at sunset in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the town of Jowhar, Somalia.

UN Photo/Tobin Jones
14 December 2013
Jowhar, Somalia
Photo # 574642




Mogadishu Market District Deserted

A woman walks through the deserted streets of Bakara Market in central Mogadishu, Somalia. Bakara was up until just a few days ago a strategic stronghold of the Islamist group Al-Shabaab until their sudden withdrawal from the city overnight 5 August. Thousands of Burundian and Ugandan African Union troops, which support the Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG), now control over 90 percent of the city since Shabaab's retreat.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
09 August 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 482148




Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

Somali children stand at a camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Mogadishu. Somalia is affected by a severe drought that has ravaged large swaths of the Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
15 July 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 480178




Somalia Suffers from Severe Drought

A Somali woman holds a malnourished child, waiting for medical assistance from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an active regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union with the approval of the United Nations. Somalia is the country worst affected by a severe drought that has ravaged large swaths of the Horn of Africa, leaving an estimated 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.

UN Photo/Stuart Price
16 July 2011
Mogadishu, Somalia
Photo # 480269




Children swimming at Eyl canal in an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal province of #Somalia.

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Children swimming at Eyl canal in an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal province of #Somalia.




Daily Fresh Injera

Injera is a sourdough-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture. Traditionally made out of teff flour, it is the national dish of Ethiopia and Eritrea. It is central to the dining process in those cultures as bread is the most fundamental component of any meal.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Injera




Two young boys carrying water walk down a road, Somalia.

Credit: UN Photo/Tobin Jones;
Two young boys carrying water walk down a road next to a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) near the town of Jowhar, Somalia.




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Collecting clean drinking water, Somalia

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Once they've made it to Dolo Ado, and have been registered, people are able to get access to an allocation of 8-10 litres of water per person per day. This has to meet all of their needs, for drinking, cooking and washing. The average person in the UK uses 150 litres per day.
To find out more about how the UK is helping in Dolo Ado, and elsewhere across Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya, visit: www.dfid.gov.uk/Media-Room/News-Stories/2011/British-aid-...

Image: Cate Turton/Department for International Development

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Qarannimo ayaa noo muuqata, iftiin Daljireed ayaa noo baxaya,. #Somalia duube #CaliDucale

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Qarannimo ayaa noo muuqata, iftiin Daljireed ayaa noo baxaya,. #Somalia duube #CaliDucale





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