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Can You Spot The Zebra In This Herd Of Wildebeest?

She's VERY sneaky 🦓

On an early morning in Kenya, wildlife photographer Ingo Gerlach was amazed to witness a huge herd of wildebeest out grazing the savanna. He took hundreds of photos as the group, likely over 1,000 individuals, ate their breakfasts.

After the shoot, Gerlach was looking through the pictures when he realized that one animal in the massive crowd was not like the others. It was a single — and very stealthy — zebra.

With black and white stripes against a pale yellow savanna, zebras are probably the last animal most people would think of when it comes to blending in. But this sneaky animal is proving everyone wrong.

Can you spot her? (Click the picture to see the full-size image!)

While there’s only one zebra in the photo, zebra and wildebeest will often mingle together for protection while grazing. For the zebra, hanging close to the wildebeests brings strength in numbers — plus hundreds of pairs of horns at the ready in case a predator closes in.

Wildebeests appreciate being close to their striped friends, too. Zebras have incredibly sharp vision, which adds an extra layer of security for the herd. The bond between both species is so important, in fact, that they even migrate together.

With a quick glance of the photo, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish the zebra from the wave of other grazers. The photo has quickly become a game of “Where’s Waldo?” online — but don’t worry if you can’t spot her right away.

Look closely near the left side, and you’ll see a black and white tail peeking out among the crowd.

zebra hiding wildebeest
Ingo Gerlach / SWNS

The picture has surely confused the world on whether zebras are born to blend in or stand out — but luckily for this one, she’s chosen just the right crowd to hang around with.