"Mother and Child"
The Plains Zebra's daily pattern of activity varies according to habitat, grazing and weather conditions. On a typical day the herd stirs at sunrise and moves to their current grasslands. Often they team up with wildebeests moving in the same direction. At pasture, they spread out and move independently the rest of the day, with movements to water being more coordinated. In late afternoon another mass movement to the short grass areas begins. At this time play, running, bachelor fighting and other social activities peak. At night, they move very little except when disturbed by predators. They spend this time alternating between grazing and sleeping with at least one of the herd standing guard.
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