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  1. VET NOV TAM EN TES TVM Laikipia Zebras: Tidbits and Why they Matter Daniel I. Rubenstein Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Princeton University

  2. Living Equids Social System Plains Zebras Mountain Zebras Wild Horses Feral Domestic Horses closed membership Grevy’s Zebras Asiatic Wild Asses African Wild Asses open membership I. Two Types of Societies Why does it matter? - Wandering males don’t protect females & young -50% lion scat contain only Grevy’s hair (Lewa: GZ only 25%)

  3. II. Grevy’s Don’t like Black Cotton Soil Why does it matter? Poor performance = Hybrids

  4. III. Some Laikipia Zebra Populations are Declining Theoretical Populations Hotspotter IDs Actual Populations Mpala GZ & PZ OlJogi GZ Lewa GZ Borana PZ Why does it matter? New approach needed for balancing species at risk OlPejetaConservancy PZ