Plains Zebra

Plains Zebra

Zebra Facts Plains zebras (Equus Burchelli) are the most widely spread Zebras. They are mammals belonging to Equidae family. They are famously recognized as species from horse family. Zebras have black stripes across their white coated body. These black stripes help zebras to disguise predators. These zebras have threats not only by their predators such as lions, hyenas but also by many human activities.

Plains zebras are extremely social animals. As per the IUCN, Plains Zebras are widely populated. Zebras are about 4–5 feet tall and they roughly weigh about 400-850 pounds. Life span of Plains Zebras is about 20–30 years. Zebras are found in herd mostly in grasslands and their range is about 20–30 km from water areas.  Stripes on zebra’s body help them to maintain the body temperature.

Plains Zebras are considered as noisy animals. Gestation period of Plains Zebra is 370 days.

Zebra Facts

Distribution: Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Ethiopia, Angola, South Africa, East of Africa, and many other regions of the world.

Habitat: Woodlands and grasslands

Diet: Grass and sometimes they also consume leaves


Experience the best zoo in Bangkok with Khao Kheow Open Zoo. It exhibits birds and animals from across the world including different species of Plains Zebras and other animals from the horse family. It is your chance to have memorable time with your family and loved ones.

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