Zebra

Zebra

  • Scientific Name: Equus burchellii (Burchell’s zebra); Equus grevyi (Grevy’s zebra)
  • Size: 45 to 55 inches at the shoulder (Burchell’s); 50 to 60 inches (Grevy’s)
  • Weight: Burchell’s: 485 to 550 pounds (Burchell’s); 770 to 990 pounds (Grevy’s)
  • Lifespan: 40 years in captivity
  • Habitat: Woodlands to open plains
  • Diet: Herbivores
  • Gestation: 12 months (Burchell’s); 13 months (Grevy’s)
  • Predators: Lions, hyenas, hunting dogs, leopards, cheetahs