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


  • Status

    Not Assessed

  • Zoo Zone


Zebras of the Zoo!

The Zoo de Granby is home to Grant’s zebras, a subspecies of plains zebras. Three females and a young male, newly arrived at the Zoo last summer, make up the group that can be viewed in our African savannah section. Observe them carefully, can you tell them apart?


  • Sex: female
  • Age: 23 years old
  • Place of birth: Zoo de Granby
  • Distinctive traits: A white oval shape mark, in a black stripe, left side of her jaw


  • Sex: female
  • Age: 9 years old
  • Place of birth: Zoo de Granby
  • Distinctive traits: Spirale on top of her left eye


  • Sex: female
  • Age: 5 years old
  • Place of birth: Zoo de Granby
  • Distinctive traits: a black “H” on the right side of her neck


  • Sex: male
  • Age: 1 year old
  • Place of birth: Abilene Zoological Gardens (Texas)
  • Distinctive traits: it’s a male … that in itself sets him apart from the others! 😉