Zebra Carriage

This curious picture nicely illustrates how the Europeans set about attempting to use the resources and environment to their economic advantage. In this case, the Zebra as a beast of burden was doomed to failure due to their lack of stamina and difficulty to train. There was a serious attempt to use Zebras as horses were susceptible to Rinderpest as they moved further North from Southern Africa.



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