10 Photos Of A Zorse, A Horse And Zebra Hybrid Not Many Know Exists, By Photographer Carina Maiwald

Published 5 years ago

You’ve probably seen horses on farms or zebras in zoos, but have you ever seen a hybrid of the two? This zebra-horse hybrid is called a zorse and you probably never knew it even existed – and neither did photographer Carina Maiwald until she actually met one last year.

The particular zorse the photographer met was named Zuri and was only 1.5 years old at the time. Carina has been working as a horse photographer for over 6 years but this was different from anything she had known so far.

“The wild instinct is very strong in zorses and I had to rethink a lot of techniques to get the animal’s attention during the session. While a horse is a typical flight animal, a zorse is ready to fight. A horse is curious, a zorse doesn’t want to be bothered, which makes the interaction during photo sessions a challenge,” says the photographer. “In Africa, zorses are often bred to be trekking animals to transport people and goods through tough landscapes. They are strong, light-feed and very resistant to illness – they combine the best features of both a zebra and a horse.”

Check out the stunning photos of this rare animal in the gallery below!

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Proud crossbreed between a zebra and a horse

In the European jungle…

Do you see her marks? Just beautiful!

A sweet mare, as you can see from the soft look on her face

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