Burchell's Zebra - Striped Speed
Burchell's Zebra at full gallop across an open field, as seen in the wilds of Namibia, southwestern Africa.
Under normal circumstances, an old mare will lead the herd, with the stallion (there is only one dominant male) way at the back. The stallion will want to "defend" the herd while an older female will use her wisdom to "save" the herd through experience.
In this case, a foal was leading the herd. Not normal, but very applicable to all life forms.
Burchell's zebra is a southern subspecies of the plains zebra. It is named after the British explorer and naturalist William John Burchell. Common names include: Bontequagga, Burchell's Zebra, Damara Zebra, and Zululand Zebra .
Burchell's zebra is the only sub-species of zebra which may be legally farmed for human consumption in the UK.