First proof that mountain zebra can cross the Fish River Canyon

30 Mar 2016 | News

The mountain zebra trails leading down into Fish River Canyon in southern Namibia show that these remarkable animals can scale the walls of this enormous geological fissure but, up to now, there has been no proof that they actually cross the Canyon. This question has been resolved by camera trapping on both east and west sides and the use of a unique recognition system that allows individuals to be identified using fingerprint-like variation in their stripe patterns.

Cameras set in the Canyon Nature Park on the western rim of the Canyon have detected an individual previously photographed in Gondwana Canyon Park to the east of the canyon.