Grant’s zebra

Grant’s zebra

Latin name: Equus burchelli boehmi

A Coat that Stands Out!

  • The zebra is undeniably characterised by its stripes! Far from being a simple decoration, they serve as camouflage, confuse predators, regulate its internal temperature and repel biting insects. 
  • In addition to being fast, it is also a great traveler with excellent endurance: it can go for hundreds of kilometers in a single day in order to find food and water.   
  • This is a gregarious animal. In general, groups are made up of about ten individuals from the same family, and a dominant stallion. 
  • Zebras have many natural predators, this is why they live in large groups and remain close to wildebeest, gazelle and ostrich herds; those are easier prey for lions and hyenas. 
  • Practically exterminated by the mid-19th Century, the Grant's zebra was protected by conservation measures and has made a comeback; there are now over half a million individuals in the wild.
  • Distribution Sudan to Zambia
  • Habitat Grassy plains
  • Diet Herbivore
  • Status Not Assessed
  • Zoo Zone Africa

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