Earning his stripes
Zebra hanging on to the ear of a rival during a fight, Ngala, South Africa
As the long fight between two zebra stallions continued, one grabbed the ear of his rival between his teeth and hung on for several minutes! This was a dominance battle for control of the harem of females that was waiting nearby, quite unimpressed by the behaviour of the stallions. There are reports of these battles going on for up to several hours, and getting quite bloody, before a winner is decided when the loser runs off. You can see some of the scars resulting from the battle at larger sizes.