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Plains zebra with young

Plains zebra
Equus quagga / Plains zebra

Plains zebras
Habitat
Savannahs and other grasslands
Continent
Africa
Food
Grasses
Gestation/breeding period
12 months
Mode of life
partly huge herds of harems and groups of stallions
Class
Mammals
Order
Perissodactyla

Key facts

~ 1.40 m
size

200 - 300 kg
weight

~ 30 years
age

How endangered are Plains zebras?

by IUCN (Red List of Threatened Species)

  • Not evaluated
  • Data deficient
  • Least concern
  • Plains zebras
    Near threatened
    Near threatened
  • Vulnerable
  • Endangered
  • Critically endangered
  • Extinct in the wild
  • Extinct

Did you know?

The plains zebra reacts to the stripe patterns of members of its own species and can distinguish them by this.

Young zebra

Plains zebra on the zoo tour

Zoo tour map