Politicians making ridiculous statements and the importance of calling them out on it... These are Cape Mountain Zebras, and although they never were abundant, they historically occurred throughout the mountain ranges of the southern Cape Province of South Africa. By 1922 however, only 400 were believed to survive. In 1936, when Minister of Lands Jan Kemp was asked to set aside a special reserve for the Cape mountain zebra, he replied: "No! They're just a lot of donkeys in football jerseys.”
A year later, the Mountain Zebra National Park was established 😁
It hasn't been all successes from there on out, but in 2008 the Cape Mountain Zebra finally made it back from an Endangered status to a Vulnerable status on the IUCN Red List. And next to the Mountain Zebra National Park you'll be able to find the smallest of all zebra species in the Gamka Mountain Reserve, the Kamanassie Mountains, the Karoo National Park, De Hoop Nature Reserve, Camdeboo National Park, Commando Drift Nature Reserve, Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area, Tsolowana Nature Reserve and the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve.
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