Kingdom : Animalia
                   Class : Mammalia
                Family : Equidae
 Scientific Name : Equus zebra, Equus 
                                quagga, Equus grevyi

                Colour : Black, White, Brown
           Skin Type : Hair
                Size(L) : 2m - 2.75m
                                 (6.6ft - 9ft)
                Weight : 220kg - 405kg 
                                  (485lbs - 893lbs)

          Top Speed : 40km/h (25mph)
           Life Span : 20 - 30 years
Most Distinctive 
              Feature : Long, slender legs and 
                                one toe on each foot
           Fun Fact : Stripe patterns are unique
                                to each individual!
  1. Zebras are large species of wild horses natively found in the grasslands of sub-Saharan Africa.
  2. Distinctively they have Black and white patterned stripes on their bodies and the pattern is unique for each individual.
  3. There are 3 different species- The Common Zebra, The Grevy’s Zebra and the mountain Zebra.
  4. The common Zebra have broad stripes covering the entire body.
  5. The Mountain Zebras have white undersides and narrow stripes.
  6. The Grevy’s Zebra is the largest Zebra species with large rounded ears.
  7. Zebra’s heavy body is supported by long slender legs with narrow hooves to help them run fast.
  8. They walk on the tip of the single toes on their feet supported by tough hooves.
  9. Their mane extends from their forehead to the back of their tail.
  10. They are sociable animals known to show their affection by grooming each other with their teeth.
  11. The female zebra gives birth to a single foal after a 10-12-month gestation.
  12. The foals are able to stand up immediately after birth and are with their mother for the first 3 years.
  13. Zebras are herbivores mainly grazing on grass and graze for long durations to get enough nutrition.
  14. Despite being herbivores, Zebras are strong and powerful animals able to outrun their predators.
  15. Their predators include lions, leopards, Hyenas and African Wild dogs.
  16. They are known to confuse, attack or intimidate their predators.
  17. Interestingly, male zebras (Stallions) curl their top lips (called “horse laugh”) to enhance their sense of smell.
  18. This helps the stallions to detect when a female is ready to mate.
  19. The Grevy’s Zebra and the Mountain Zebra are considered to be endangered species.

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