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There are three species of zebra: the Plains Zebra, Grvy's Zebra and the Mountain Zebra.

Zebras are African equids best known for their distinctive white and black stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns unique to each individual. They are generally social animals and can be seen in small harems to large herds. In addition to their stripes, zebras have erect, mohawk-like manes. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and asses, zebras have never been truly domesticated.


Zebra are uniquely striped members of the equid (horse) family.

Zebra Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Genus: Equus Subgenus: Hippotigris and Dolichohippus

Other Names:

Zebra in Foreign Languages:

ymeda ahya
Arabic: Himaar wHshiy / Himaar wHshiy mukhTTat / Himaar al-zrad
Armenian: zebr/ vagraji
Basque: zebra
Bengali: zebra
Bosnian: zebra
Bulgarian: zebra
Catalan: zebra
Cherokee: soquili tsulolvdi / soquili tsulisquadanohi
Chinese Mandarin: banma
Croatian: zebra
Czech: zebra
Danish: zebra
Dutch: zebra
Esperanto: zebro
Estonian: sebra
Finnish: seepra
French: zbre
German: Zebra
Greek: zvros / zvra / nagros
Hebrew: zbra
Hungarian: zebra
Ido: zebro
Indonesian: zebra
Interlingua: zebra
Italian: zebra
Korean: eollukmal
Lao: maa-laaj
Latin: equus zebra
Luxembourgish: Zebra
Navajo: th lii'
Norwegian: sebra
Persian: gurasb
Polish: zebra
Portuguese: zebra
Romanian: zebra
Russian: zbra
Scottish Gaelic: asal-stiallach
Roman: zebra
Slovak: zebra
Slovene: zebra
Spanish: cebra
Swahili: punda milia
Swedish: zebra / sebra
Turkish: zebra


Conservation Status:
Some Species Endangered

Species: There are a three species of zebras.

Zebra Species:

Grevy's Zebra - Equus grevyi
Mountain Zebra - Equus zebra
Plains Zebra - Equus quagga

Size: Zebras stand 3.5 feet to 5 feet at the shoulder. Zebras are 7 to 9 feet long and they weigh from 440 to 990 lbs.

Habitat: Zebras are found on only one continent, Africa. Zebras are found in Northern Zimbabwe to the Sudan in East Africa. Zebras inhabit grasslands, savannahs, and some mountainous regions.

Description: Zebras are hoofed animals that are in the same family as horses, donkeys, and mules. Zebras have strong, rounded, muscular bodies with long legs and one toe on each foot.

Senses: Zebras have excellent hearing and eyesight.

Diet: Zebras are herbivores. Zebras graze on grass, bark, lleaves, buds, fruit, and roots.

Communication: Zebras communicate through both sounds and body language. Zebras use whinnying, braying, and barks to vocalize concerns.

Did You Know?

A zebra can run up to about 35 miles per hour.

Gestation: Zebras carry their young for between 12 to 13 months.

Birth: Zebra mares give birth to a single foal at a time. The foal will have brown and white stripes as opposed to black and white stripes.

Sexually Mature: Female zebras become sexually mature around the age of 3, while male zebras sexually mature between the ages of 5 and 6.

Life Span: Zebras live approximately 25 years. Lions, hyenas, wild dogs, leopards, and cheetahs all prey on zebras.

Did You Know?

A zebra's stripes are like fingerprints. Each zebras stripes are unique to that zebra.

Social Structure: Zebras are social. A zebras herd is typically a small family group, made up of a male, several females, and their young. There is a strict pecking order in a herd of zebras.

Zebra Gifts




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