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Grant’s zebra

Equus quagga boehmi


The Grant’s zebra is perhaps one of the most striking and recognised African hooftstock. These herd animals are found throughout Africa and live in close groups called families or harems, which are led by a single male (also known as a stallion).

Grant’s zebras have long noses and, like many prey animals, their eyes are on the sides of their head which gives them a wider field of vision. If they see a predator approaching, Grant’s zebras will gather together so that the predator can only see a maze of stripes.

They share their enclosure with Rothschild's giraffe and ostrich, like they would in their savannah home.

Animal class

Mammal

Conservation status

The IUCN does not believe that Grant’s zebras are facing a high risk of extinction at present. They are not listed by CITES.

Habitat

Savannah and grasslands

Population

Although, the Grant’s zebra population has been reduced due to civil war and poaching, there is still believed to be 50,000 living in the wild.

Diet

Herbivore. The Grant’s zebra eats grasses, leaves and twigs.