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Le zebre mâle [male zebra]

Le zebre mâle [male zebra],  Image number:SIL28-297-02
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Nouvelle description du Cap de Bonne-Espérance

Carel Frederik Brink 1758-1784
Amsterdam, Chez J.H. Schneider, 1778.

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In contrast to the "female zebra" this depiction of the male has the zebra's traditional stripe pattern, suggesting they may have seen the difference in stripe pattern as a difference in gender.
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