Zebra (common)

Zebra (common)

SeĢabra

  • Scientific name: Equus burchelli boehmi
  • IUCN status: Listed
  • Habitat: East and southern Africa – savanna grasslands
  • Diet: Herbivore – mainly grasses and some leaves

Zebras live in family groups of a single stallion with his mares and their offspring. Under threat from predators such as hyenas and lions, zebras bunch together to confuse attackers with a mass of stripes, or run away at speeds of up to 40mph. The stallion guards the rear and will attack predators with hooves and teeth if necessary.

Keeper’s Secret

Each zebra has a unique pattern of stripes – much like our fingerprints, in fact!

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