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Plains Zebra, Equus quagga, in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania by Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Plains Zebra, Equus quagga, in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania by Muhammad Mahdi Karim

Zebras will eat most grasses and even leaves on trees. They are considered "pioneer grazers"-preparing plains for more specialized grazers who rely on short, nutritional grasses. Learn more!

Zebra

Zebras will eat most grasses and even leaves on trees. They are considered "pioneer grazers"-preparing plains for more specialized grazers who rely on short, nutritional grasses. Learn more!

Africa | Plains Zebra.  Etosha National Park, Oshikoto, Namibia | ©Marc - busy, via flickr

Africa | Plains Zebra. Etosha National Park, Oshikoto, Namibia | ©Marc - busy, via flickr

Rare Colored Zebras is the now-extinct sub-species of the plains zebra called the quagga. The quagga had a striped head neck and forequarters, brown body and white legs. There is a project to recreate the quagga by selective breeding of plains zebras to resurrect its distinctive coloration.

Rare Colored Zebras

Rare Colored Zebras is the now-extinct sub-species of the plains zebra called the quagga. The quagga had a striped head neck and forequarters, brown body and white legs. There is a project to recreate the quagga by selective breeding of plains zebras to resurrect its distinctive coloration.

Maneless zebras (Equus quagga borensis) at Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda - photo by Mark Jordahl, via Wikipedia;  They are a subspecies of Plains zebras found in the northern parts of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan. They are  generally the darkest form of the Plains zebra.

Maneless zebras (Equus quagga borensis) at Kidepo Valley National Park in Uganda - photo by Mark Jordahl, via Wikipedia; They are a subspecies of Plains zebras found in the northern parts of eastern Africa, including Kenya, Uganda, and South Sudan. They are generally the darkest form of the Plains zebra.

Zebra ID Guide - from Animal Facts Encyclopedia; 1.Grant's zebra has broad black stripes; 2.Burchell's zebra has 2-toned shadow stripes and less stripes on the legs; 3.Grevy's zebra has close, narrow stripes which do not go under the belly; 4.Mountain zebras have a fishbone or gridiron pattern on the top of the rump and the biggest variation in stripe width across the body: close on the ribs, wide on the rear, and the stripes do not go under the belly.

Zebra Facts

Zebra ID Guide - from Animal Facts Encyclopedia; 1.Grant's zebra has broad black stripes; 2.Burchell's zebra has 2-toned shadow stripes and less stripes on the legs; 3.Grevy's zebra has close, narrow stripes which do not go under the belly; 4.Mountain zebras have a fishbone or gridiron pattern on the top of the rump and the biggest variation in stripe width across the body: close on the ribs, wide on the rear, and the stripes do not go under the belly.

The migration of Burchell's zebras surpasses the great Serengeti migration.

Zebras Hold New Record for Longest African Migration

The migration of Burchell's zebras surpasses the great Serengeti migration.

Zebra, Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra. various anthropogenic factors have had a severe impact on zebra populations, in particular hunting for skins and habitat destruction. Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra are endangered.

Zebra, Zebras are several species of African equids (horse family) united by their distinctive black and white stripes. Their stripes come in different patterns, unique to each individual. There are three species of zebras: the plains zebra, the Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra. various anthropogenic factors have had a severe impact on zebra populations, in particular hunting for skins and habitat destruction. Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra are endangered.

Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) in Bontebok National Park by Daniele Colombo on Flickr

Cape mountain zebra (Equus zebra zebra) in Bontebok National Park by Daniele Colombo on Flickr

Mother Plains Zebra And Colt at Serengeti Plains in East Africa (Kenya) - photo by Wayne Lynch / Getty Images

Mother Plains Zebra And Colt at Serengeti Plains in East Africa (Kenya) - photo by Wayne Lynch / Getty Images

Drawing of a Quagga. Quagga They may look like some sort of a hybrid cross between a zebra and a horse, but these majestic animals were actually a unique variety of plains zebra once common in Southern Africa.   Targeted mostly because of their unique and beautiful hides, quaggas were wiped out by hunters by the 1870s. The last captive Quagga, a mare, died Aug. 12, 1883 in Amsterdam Zoo.

13 animals hunted to extinction

Drawing of a Quagga. Quagga They may look like some sort of a hybrid cross between a zebra and a horse, but these majestic animals were actually a unique variety of plains zebra once common in Southern Africa. Targeted mostly because of their unique and beautiful hides, quaggas were wiped out by hunters by the 1870s. The last captive Quagga, a mare, died Aug. 12, 1883 in Amsterdam Zoo.

Wool Faux Taxidermy Plains Zebra

Wool Faux Taxidermy Plains Zebra

Plains zebras live in small family groups called “harems.” These groups consist of one stallion, several mares, and their offspring. Harems generally remain together for months or even years, making it an incredibly stable family unit.

Zebra

Plains zebras live in small family groups called “harems.” These groups consist of one stallion, several mares, and their offspring. Harems generally remain together for months or even years, making it an incredibly stable family unit.