Are zebras harder to tame than ancient wild horses or are africans just too inept to domesticate equines like eurasians did?

Are zebras harder to tame than ancient wild horses or are africans just too inept to domesticate equines like eurasians did?

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  1. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >inb4 Jared Diamond and his book are mentioned

  2. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    What would happen if you locked an adult male zebra and a baby longtail macaque in the same room?

  3. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Were there other wild equines in paleolithic Africa?

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Donkeys. They got domesticated easy.

  4. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    the only herbivore that bites more often than zebras are hippos

  5. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Absolutely. They're erratic, aggressive, spooky, and completely untrainable. They also bark

  6. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's certainly not the only factor, but Subsaharan Africa has a lot of really nasty parasites that make animal husbandry a lot more challenging, so any potential ancient attempts at domestication we don't know about would have been more likely to be fruitless than attempts elsewhere.

  7. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    >too inept
    they managed to domesticate cheetahs long ago.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >should we domesticate the equines that can give us transportation and milk?
      >no, let's domesticate the big cats that serve no purpose other than being luxury pets for rich people

      if any Black person bothered to domesticate zebras he would have become africa's Genghis Khan

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        cheetahs can be good for hunting though?
        they used them instead of dogs

  8. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    iirc they're harder to tame because they don't have a social hierarchy we can exploit like with horses.
    With horses man can replace the position of the "alpha" horse and the rest of the herd will follow. Zebra live in herds because it's beneficial for them for looking out for predators, but it's every zebra for themselves

  9. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Taming them didn’t work for the Africans because Zebras are dicks
    Kinda have to be though if you wanna survive an environment that has dozens of things built to kill you

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      frick off itoddler (you didn't clear your exif data)

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        I am going to piss on every shirt you own

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Kinda have to be though if you wanna survive an environment that has dozens of things built to kill you
      Europe used to have giant bears, lions and sabertooths.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        i thought smilodons were endemic to the american continent

        • 6 months ago
          Anonymous

          Smilodons yes. Sabretooth as a whole no. Europe also used to have hyenas.

  10. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    From what I've read Zebras are fricking evil and just live to bite chunk out of you. The only success has been hybrids and even then horses don't want to frick with Zebras because of how mean they are.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      but do male zebras want to frick mares?

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        probably not, donkeys won't fug a mare unless they were raised with them

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      Only anecdotal experience here, but when I volunteered at a local zoo they had me work with the zebras.
      Everyone was afraid of the male because he bit someone hard. I found that he liked being pet through the fence alot, and was easy to distract with food. Even when he wasn't distracted he didn't seem to mind me in the enclosure.
      The females are c**ts. Through and through. Always trying to flank you so they can get close and kick you. Never got kicked myself, but there were a couple close calls where they ran past me and threw out their hind legs. Thankfully they were also really fricking stupid, and you could keep them in line as long as you kept them in your line of sight and pointed a long stick, like a rake or shovel handle at them.

      • 6 months ago
        Anonymous

        That sounds so cool. I wish I could work in a zoo with the animals without needing to spend 100k on a degree.

  11. 6 months ago
    Anonymous

    Their instinctive herd dynamics aren’t as conveniently exploitable as horses, which does make them more troublesome to tame. There were european wild asses and still are asiatic wild asses genetically unrelated to donkeys that no one bothered domesticating either, for similar reasons.

    That said, not an equid, but stories of aurochs seem like they had far worse temperaments.

    • 6 months ago
      Anonymous

      >aurochs
      Gaurs will fricking destroy anything that comes within pitch length of them. I think of them as basically modern day aurochs

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