GRANT’S ZEBRA

Equus quagga boehmi

  • Common name:
    GRANT’S ZEBRA

    Scientific name:
    Equus quagga boehmi

    Class:
    Mammals

    Order:
    Perissodattili

    Family:
    Equidi

    Provenance:
    Africa

    Diet:
    herbs – twigs

    Habitat:
    Savannah

    Reprodutcion:
    370 days, 1 puppy for childbirth

  • Grant’s Zebra is the most northern of the species living from Sudan to Somalia up to Tanzania. Its mantel has a white undertone with few large and horizontal black stripes on the thighs. The limbs are densely striped down to the hooves.
    It lives in family groups made of about 10 females with their young. The group is lead by a male that maintains discipline. Various groups can come together forming large herds of some hundred and even thousand individuals. The zebra comunicates by facial expressions and neighing similar to the ones of horses.
    Its is a fast runner in short bursts, but a good horseman could easily capture a zebra.
    Difficult to domesticate, it doesn’t have any value as a working animal.
    Its most savage enemy is the lion that hunts it when at sunset the zebra goes to drink.
    If mated with donkeys or horses they generate hybrid sterile individuals.