Zebra foals dyingWhat's happening to the zebras at Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve?
Are the zebras in trouble?
The Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve is only 15 km from the busy city centre of Durban, founded as a nature reserve in 1967 and now a refuge for a multitude of wildlife. One of the most frequently seen animals on the reserve is zebras, however recently the public has expressed concerns about the health of these animals. One visitor discovered a dead zebra foal in June 2013 and in March this year, photographed another foal that appeared to be very sickly. Some foals from the reserve have been treated by CROW rehabilitation centre and they are trying to find out what is causing this poor health in the foals. Inbreeding has been pinpointed as a possible cause. I travel to KZN to visit the Kenneth Stainbank Nature Reserve to find out if there is a problem with this zebra population or whether it is a case of just a few unlucky foals.