Senegal: There are Zebras in West Africa but they Ship ’em in!


I know what you’re thinking: This chick is a liar. She always says there aren’t stereotypical “African animals” in Senegal, and now she’s showing us a picture of zebras.

While you’re certainly correct this is a picture of zebras (that part was easy), and it is indeed in Senegal, this was taken at Bandia, the nature reserve about an hour and a half outside Dakar. Animals like this? They ship ‘em in.

I think the meaning of life is hidden in this question: Are they black with white stripes or white with black stripes?


Rachael Cullins
Rachael Cullins is a twentysomething American girl living in Dakar, Senegal, with her husband and two dogs. She blogs about her adventures in Senegal and travels elsewhere in West Africa. She will reside in Dakar until summer 2013, when she and her family will move to another foreign post as part of her husband's career with the U.S. government. In addition to West Africa, she has traveled to France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy and Costa Rica and plans to continually add to that list.
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