Zebra (Equus burchelii)

Zebra (Equus burchelii)

Short Overview

 Most widespread and abundant of Africa's wild horses, showing considerable variation in paterning with five extant subspecies. It has black and shadow stripes towards the rump. The mane is long, erect and  alternateley black and white, coinciding with the neck stripes. Tail is short  haired toward the base  but then long haired. Ears are comparatively shorter than those of other zebra species.Often seen among giant herds of wildebeest and antelopes. A common zebra herd consists of one male and many females with their babies, often a group of 20 animals. Other herds are exclusively male.

Details

Details of Zebra (Equus burchelii)

 Most widespread and abundant of Africa's wild horses, showing considerable variation in paterning with five extant subspecies. It has black and shadow stripes towards the rump. The mane is long, erect and  alternateley black and white, coinciding with the neck stripes. Tail is short  haired toward the base  but then long haired. Ears are comparatively shorter than those of other zebra species.Often seen among giant herds of wildebeest and antelopes. A common zebra herd consists of one male and many females with their babies, often a group of 20 animals. Other herds are exclusively male.

Height: 134 cm

Weight: M 290 kg; 210 kg

Active: Day and Night

Habitat: Grass and savannah woodland

Food: Tall and short grasses

 

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