Plains Zebra or Burchell’s Zebra as the common name, the scientific name Equus Burcheli in the Equidae family with the Perissodactula order. Normal size: Length head/body: 7.2 -8.2 feet (2.2-2.5 m); tail Length: 18.5 – 22 in (47-56cm); height at shoulder upto 43-57 in (110-145 cm) weighing 385-710 lb (175-322 kg).

Key features are Deep-bodied, short legged zebra; thick, erect mane; black stripes broader than in other species, especially on rump, and do not always extend onto belly and legs;stipes sometimes interspersed with pale brown lines.

ZebraCommon habits: Social: lives in non territorial, single –male harems or bachelor groups; active day and night whose breeding is single young born after gestation period of 360-396 days. Weaned at 7-11 months; females sexually mature at 16-22 months, males from 4 years. May live up to 40 years in captivity, usually many fewer in the wild with typical horse calls, snorts, gasps, squeals.

ZebraDiet is mostly grass, some shrubs and flowering plants, shoots, twigs and leaves of trees. Zebras normally exist in Southern and eastern Africa outside forested and developed land.

Population: 7, 50,000; IUCN Data deficient declining protected in several national parks.

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