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BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo - The #1 Family Year-Round Attraction in Baton Rouge! GREVY'S ZEBRA. Distribution Grevy’s zebra ranges through Kenya and small isolated populations in Ethiopia.


They are regionally extinct in Djibouti, Eritrea and Somalia. Habitat Dry desert regions and open grasslands. Physical Description Males weigh between 836-990 pounds (380-450 kg), and females weigh between 770-880 pounds (350-400 kg).Stand about 63 inches (160 cm) at the shoulder.Grevy’s zebra have short white fur with narrow black stripes and a white underbelly.They have a tall, erect mane along the neck and back.They have large rounded ears and eyes high up on the side of the head. Diet What Does It Eat? In the wild: Grasses and other plants.At the zoo: Hay, alfalfa, grain. What Eats It? Lions, wild dogs, leopards prey on Grevy’s zebra. Social Organization Unlike other zebra species, Grevy’s zebra do not form permanent herds.

Life Cycle Both males and females are sexually mature by three to four years of age although males are not usually dominant enough to mate until they are about six years old. Saint Louis Zoo. Which Zebra's Which?

Saint Louis Zoo

The Grevy's zebra is the largest of the three zebra species. It has a long head and neck, with an erect striped mane running from the top of the head down to the upper back. Plains zebra - Philadelphia Zoo. Plains zebras are easily recognizable by their bold pattern on black and white stripes.

Plains zebra - Philadelphia Zoo

There are three species of zebras that are distinguishable largely by their stripe patterns. While mountain and Grevy's zebras have white bellies, plains zebras have stripes that extend to their bellies where they meet. Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Zebra, Grevy's - Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. The stripe pattern of a Grevy’s zebra is as distinctive as human fingerprints.

Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens Zebra, Grevy's - Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens

It is also the most important adaptation for its survival, as movements of stripes within the herd are very confusing to a predator. STATUS: Endangered; competition with livestock, reduced access to watering holes and habitat destruction all contribute to a decrease of the species. Zebras. By Elizabeth SchleichertPhotos by Suzi Eszterhas/ Foal Play?


A Grevy’s mom holds her foal (baby) close (above left). Mom often rubs her chin over the baby’s back—most likely as a way to show affection. As you can see (above right), even a foal has stripes, but they’re paler than its mother’s. Discover how tough life can be for these endangered zebras. For starters, their ears are larger and rounder than those of other zebras. Like all zebras, Grevy’s live in Africa (see map above left). On the MoveA small herd of moms with their foals heads off to find fresh grass and new waterholes (above top). Survival Tricks In their search for food and water, the Grevy’s may wander far and wide, covering 10 miles or more a day.

Finding water to drink during long, dry spells can be especially difficult. The terrific sense of smell of a Grevy’s comes in handy when tracking down water. While roaming the near-desertlike land, the Grevy’s may hang out in small herds. Fast Facts. Grevy’s Zebra. Animals Mammals.

Grevy’s Zebra

Grant’s Zebra. Animals Mammals Equus burchellii The Grant’s zebra is the smallest of the subspecies of the plains zebra.

Grant’s Zebra

They live in large herds, often mingling with other game. To sense danger, zebras sleep in turns so some members of the herd are always awake. See the Grant’s zebras on the Giants of the Savanna. Mammal, Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulate) southeast Africa Least concern Herbivore Up to 28 years. Grant's Zebra - HOUSTON ZOO - NATURALLY WILD. A zebra’s teeth keep growing throughout its lifetime.


They are usually the first animals to enter tall pastures to graze, and other animals follow once they have trampled and clipped the vegetation. Scientific Name: Equus burchellii boehmiRange: Southern Ethiopia to central Angola and eastern South AfricaStatus in the Wild: StableLocation in the Zoo: African Forest and West Hoofed RunCool Animal Fact: Gather in large herds numbering several hundred individuals, especially in the dry season. Zebra. Zebra Facts For Kids: Zebra Pictures, Zebras Facts. Striped Horses Zebras are members of the horse family.

Zebra Facts For Kids: Zebra Pictures, Zebras Facts

They have excellent hearing and eyesight and can run at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour. Usually the lead male of the herd, called a stallion, stays at the back of the group to defend against predators, if necessary. When zebras are grouped together, their stripes make it hard for a lion or leopard to pick out one zebra to chase.

Different zebra species have different types of stripes, from narrow to wide. Zebra. Plains and mountain zebras are social herd animals, living in family groups with a stallion, several mares, and their offspring.


During certain times of the year, these groups gather together to form loosely associated herds of up to several hundred, but the family groups still stay together within these larger groups. Grevy’s zebras do not have a herd system, and males and females have no permanent bonds. Grevy’s zebra stallions establish territories, with mares crossing through them to breed and foal. Once the foals are old enough to travel, the mares usually leave the protection of the stallion’s territory to continue their nomadic lifestyle.