A female zebra is called a mare. Zebra herds have a dominant mare who leads the other mares and their foals. African Wildlife Detective states that an alpha mare defends her right to dominance by fighting and aggressive gestures.
The dominant mare has first pick of dust baths, shade and water, and she shows her dominance by lowering her head, laying back her ears, baring her teeth and lashing her tail. Zebra mares are pregnant for 12 to 13 months and usually give birth to one foal at a time. The mare keeps all other zebras away from her foal for a couple of days until it recognizes her through scent, sight and sound.Learn More
To the Maori, an indigenous people found in New Zealand, the whale's tail symbolizes speed, strength, protection and the bond between animal and man, according to Tuarangi, a website dedicated to Maori culture. The whale tail may also represent safe passage when traveling by water.Full Answer >
Foxes do not hibernate when it gets cold in the winter. They remain active throughout the year and generally live and hunt within a 1- to 2-mile radius. When extreme weather hits, foxes sometimes seek shelter for a couple of days, but they resume their normal activities once the weather passes.Full Answer >
The fox is a member of the taxonomic family of Canidae. The Canidae family is also known as the dog family. Wolves, coyotes, dogs and jackals are also members of the Canidae family.Full Answer >
Tigers communicate using vocal sounds, body language and marking on trees. Although they live fairly solitary lives, they do get together occasionally, and it is during these interactions that they communicate with one another.Full Answer >