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Age determination in Cape Mountain Zebras Equus Zebra Zebra in the Mountain Zebra National Park

B. L Penzhorn
Koedoe | Vol 25, No 1 | a607 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v25i1.607 | © 1982 B. L Penzhorn | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 01 December 1982 | Published: 02 December 1982

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B. L Penzhorn, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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The sizes of foals up to two years old can be used for age estimation in the field. Tooth eruption and replacement, which is similar to Hartmann and plains zebras, can be used for age estimation up to four years. No age classes based on tooth wear could be defined, due to the paucity of material. Infundibula in the incisors are retained to a greater age than in Hartmann or plains zebras. Cementum layer counts offer a reliable age determination method, at least up to 15 years.

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