Zecora is a female zebra who resides in a hut in the Everfree Forest and first appears in Bridle Gossip. Initially believed to be an evil enchantress by the terrified populace of Ponyville , she later befriends the ponies and frequently helps them out with her knowledge of magical ailments. She speaks with a strong African-esque accent, forming rhyming couplets with all her sentences. According to Lauren Faust , Zecora was designed to be a sage and mentor to whom the ponies could go for information about their quests, but the part didn't come up in the series' stories. Zecora has a more masculine appearance than other female characters: her muzzle is squared off and she has no eyelashes, which corresponds to the general male pony character design in the show. Like other zebras, such as the group in the book The Journal of the Two Sisters , Zecora notably the only zebra to appear in the show has a cutie mark —hers is a gray stylized spiral sun.
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According to Sue Savage-Rumbaugh , a primatologist who has studied the bonobo throughout her life, Kanzi has exhibited advanced linguistic aptitude. Shortly after birth Kanzi was stolen and adopted by a more dominant female, Matata, the chief leader of the group. As an infant, Kanzi accompanied Matata to sessions where Matata was taught language through keyboard lexigrams , but showed little interest in the lessons. It was a great surprise to researchers then when one day, while Matata was away, Kanzi began competently using the lexigrams, becoming not only the first observed ape to have learned aspects of language naturalistically rather than through direct training, but also the first observed bonobo to appear to use some elements of language at all. When he hears a spoken word through headphones, to filter out nonverbal clues , he points to the correct lexigram. According to a Discover article, Kanzi is an accomplished tool user. Kanzi's adoptive mother, Matata, lived to be one of world's oldest captive bonobos until her death in June
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