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Grant's Zebra

Scientific name: Equus quagga boehmi

 

A zebra is possibly the easiest animal to identify because of its black and white stripes - but no one really knows why they have such distinctive coats! It may be to dazzle their predators so that a single animal is hard to pick off and camouflaged by the herd. Or it may be to dissuade insects from landing on them. As each Zebra's pattern is unique, it could also be to help them to recognise each other.

Certainly, zebras are sociable creatures and will travel in large herds, grazing on grass, protecting each other and even giving each other a wash and a tidy-up! There are four species of zebra: Plains, Cape Mountain, Hartmann’s and Grevy’s. The Grant’s zebra is a sub species of the Plains zebra.

Least Concern (Inc. Bar)
  1. At Noah's Ark...

    We have Zebedee, Nola, Polly, Azizi and Suzan

  2. We live...

    In the paddocks next to the Giraffes and Ostriches, opposite the Spectacled Bear enclosure.

  1. Size Fact

    Zebras weigh 200-450 kg.

  2. Food Fact

    Zebras are herbivores and, like the rest of the horse family, feed mostly on grass. They can live without water for several days, getting moisture from the grass that they eat.

  3. Fun Fact

    No two zebras have the same stripes.

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