Zebra (Equus burchelii)

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.

Short Overview

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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