Plains Zebra

Equus quagga

Size: Up to 1.4m high
Habitat: Savanna and grassland
Feeding: Grass, but occasionally leaves

The Plains Zebra is also called Common Zebra or Burchell's Zebra. It is unmistakeable with its black and white striped coat. It has a short spiky mane and a brown/black snout.

The stripes on the Plains Zebra are wider than other species of zebra. The stripes of females and young are more brown. The stripes of the male are very black. The zebra has a unique pattern of stripes.

Zebras need to drink daily and are never found far from water.

They have a lifespan of 15 - 20 years.

These photos were taken in the Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara and Laikipia, Kenya.









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