Zebra Domestication

why didn't africans domesticate zebras?

>but they are too wild and difficult to tame
so was every single animal at one point before being domesticated

>but they are not as strong as horses
they could've bred them for that just like europeans did with horses

Some people say it's because apparently zebras don't have family structure like horses and other mammals like horses, wolves and cows so they can't really get attached to people but again couldn't they just have bred them for this too? (use the ones that are hostile to people for food and allow the more dociles one to reproduce)

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  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why would you want to when horses already exist?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      anon... horses are not native to africa.

      of course now it's pointless but the question is why didn't they not why don't they.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Most animals can't be domesticated. Many can be tamed, but that's very different.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Most animals can't be domesticated. Many can be tamed, but that's very different.
      As belyayev showed, you can indeed domesticate any animal, that doesn't mean it's easy or worth it for every animal.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >zebras don't have family structure
    Could they have domesticated lions?, or hyenas?

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The only good Rothschild
    >I don't want to be a creepy cash weirdo that crashes civilization, I want to aminals.
    Based

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >why didn't africans domesticate zebras?
    I think a better question is "why didn't africans?"

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I want to tame a zebra

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >but again couldn't they just have bred them for this too
    Brother, you are describing domestication with that.
    You won't be able to get zebras to cooperate enough for that to happen, especially if you're trying to do it with stone age tools and no other domestic animals to help.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Europeans weren't the ones who domesticated horses, or dogs for that matter, stupid chud.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      So how come Asians could do it but Africans can't?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Because there weren't wolves and steppe ponies in Africa and no, zebras and AWDs are not at all the same thing.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Tiny brains. No other reason.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"Europeans"
      The europeans at the time of their domestication were wiped out and replaced with indo-iranian (aka aryan) migrants thousands of years after horses were domesticated. Dogs were domesticated far before this, even. Far, far before this. Multiple times, independently. They kind of just domesticate themselves because canids naturally get along with humans.

      If you are white, you are not a native european. You are an asian immigrant. Your relatives that stayed behind persisted in china before mongols finally BTFO them (if they were so great, they would have been conquering europe).

      The native europeans were brown skinned, blue eyed, short, agricultural people.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        All modern Europeans are predominantly a mix of three main groups - the original European hunter gatherers, early neolithic farmers who moved in from Anatolia, and the Yamnaya or Aryans from the steppes. It should be noted that the Aryan people themselves seem to have originated in the steppes north of the Black Sea and the Caucus mountains, an area that straddles the border between Europe & Asia. Some of them ended up moving west, conquering as they went, and intermixed with the existing population, but certainly did not completely replace them. Likewise, some moved east, then south, and intermixed with people there as well, hence some Indians looking like darker Europeans, and the whole Indo-European language group.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >"Europeans"
      The europeans at the time of their domestication were wiped out and replaced with indo-iranian (aka aryan) migrants thousands of years after horses were domesticated. Dogs were domesticated far before this, even. Far, far before this. Multiple times, independently. They kind of just domesticate themselves because canids naturally get along with humans.

      If you are white, you are not a native european. You are an asian immigrant. Your relatives that stayed behind persisted in china before mongols finally BTFO them (if they were so great, they would have been conquering europe).

      The native europeans were brown skinned, blue eyed, short, agricultural people.

      >Jews seethe and kvetch even on Wauf
      Hamas really mindbroke you, huh?

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    They just aren't suitable for it. Even the European colonists in Africa gave up on it.

    >Even recent efforts have proven somewhat futile. In 2013, a teenager in Virginia, Shea Inman, trained a zebra to ride it. After many months of patience and reward-based training, she managed somewhat to ride the zebra, although Inman noted: “Some days it’s like he’s been riding for 30 years and other days he acts like he’s never seen a human being.”

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      As far as I know there really aren't any large mammals from Africa that have been truly domesticated. Most of them developed instinctual fear of bipeds by evolving along with humans.
      Most of the large mammals we've domesticated originated in Eurasia and the Americas.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh except for camels I suppose. I think most domesticated bovines came from Asia.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          And donkeys

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Domestication is a process that (is supposed to) take generations, it's not something you do in a lifetime. Though I've heard the Russians domesticated foxes fairly quickly, I''m skeptical of that claim.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Foxes typically have 6 to 8 kits at a time, while zebras usually only 1 foal, which obviously would make any selective breeding project go faster. And the Russian fox experiment still needed several decades; for zebras you would need a couple of centuries to do the same level of selection given the slower breeding speed.

        As for horses, it is likely that they were domesticated first as a food animal long before anyone was able to reliably ride them or make them pull a cart. Its a lot easier to make an animal tolerate being around people and being led places than to get an animal to be fine with someone jumping on its back or strapping ropes to it. I see a lot of these more recent zebra taming/domestication attempts seem to be skipping that step and trying to make them into beast of burden right away, missing that vital step in the process.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        OK, you can be the first person to domesticate zebras in all the thousands of years that humans have been domesticating loads and loads of different animals without domesticating zebras.
        Please remember to come back and post results.

        >I've heard the Russians domesticated foxes fairly quickly
        Which is why everyone has a pet fox and you can buy foxes in every pet shop.

        >"Europeans"
        The europeans at the time of their domestication were wiped out and replaced with indo-iranian (aka aryan) migrants thousands of years after horses were domesticated. Dogs were domesticated far before this, even. Far, far before this. Multiple times, independently. They kind of just domesticate themselves because canids naturally get along with humans.

        If you are white, you are not a native european. You are an asian immigrant. Your relatives that stayed behind persisted in china before mongols finally BTFO them (if they were so great, they would have been conquering europe).

        The native europeans were brown skinned, blue eyed, short, agricultural people.

        >The native europeans were brown skinned, blue eyed, short, agricultural people.
        The pre-agricultural native Europeans were an agricultural people?
        You are fricked in the head.

        Most animals can't be domesticated. Many can be tamed, but that's very different.

        >Most animals can't be domesticated. Many can be tamed, but that's very different.
        This.

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          why do come here just to be a snarky homosexual and parrot the most obvious and thoughtless opinion possible

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