There are mainly three species of Zebras. The most common are the Plains Zebra that are seen in zoos. The other species are the Grevy’s Zebra and the Mountain Zebra.
The stripe patterns on zebras are unique to each animal just as fingerprints are to humans. Their stripes protect them from being attacked by other animals as it helps to camouflage and protect them.
Zebras have large muscular bodies, long legs, large noses and ears. Their long mane goes from their forehead to their shoulders. Their tails are 18 inches in length.
The strong incisor teeth of a zebra are used for grinding and chewing food.
The weight of a full grown zebra could range from about 300 to 450 kg. Heights vary from 4 to 5 feet and they can grow to a length of 9 feet.
Zebras have a keen sense of smell and hearing. They have day, night and color vision.
Zebras eat mainly grass though they also eat leaves and barks of trees. They drink water regularly and take a long time to chew and swallow grass.
Baby zebra is called a foal. They are able to stand and run within an hour of being born.
These animals sleep standing in the upright position. They are social animals that like to graze in groups and groom each other.
Zebras can be vicious in fights. They kick and bite other animals in the neck, legs and head.
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