Long ago, when animals were still new in Africa, the weather was very hot, and what little water there was remained in a few shallow pools.One of these remaining water pools was guarded by an evil elephant , who claimed that he was the 'lord of the water' and forbade anyone from drinking at his pool.
One fine day when a zebra came down to have a drink of water, elephant, who was sitting by his fire next to the waterhole, jumped up and barked in a loud voice. 'Go away, intruders. This is my pool and I am the lord of the water.'
The water is for everyone, not just for you, trunk-face!
If you want some of the water, you must fight for it!
Back and forth they went fighting, raising a huge cloud of dust, until with a mighty headbutt, the zebra sent the elephant flying far away to the edge of the Savannah.
The tired and bruised young zebra, not looking where he was going, staggered back through the baboon's fire, which scorched him, leaving black burns striped across his white fur.
The elephant and his family, however, remained on the outskirts of the Savannah to roam the land in search of a new pool to possess.