Dead Zebra in Landscape (image) University of Texas at Austin Caption To test their hypothesis, researchers found seven zebra and one wildebeest that had just died, in the wild, from anthrax infection. All of the carcasses were left where they fell, but four were protected from scavengers by electrified cage exclosures. The other four were left completely open to the elements. Credit Image courtesy of Steve Bellan. Usage Restrictions None Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.