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Chapman’s Zebra


Chapman’s Zebra
Chapman’s Zebra
Habitat

These zebra are native to savannah habitats.

Wild Diet

Mainly grass, and occasionally shrubs.

Behaviour

The striking black and white markings of these sociable animals act as amazing camouflage when a herd of zebras stand together – as it is hard to tell where one animal ends and another one begins. Zebra families will often join up with other zebra, wildebeest and antelope to form ‘super-herds’ during a constant migration, where they travel thousands of miles in search of fresh green pastures.

Breeding

These zebras don’t have mating seasons, but most births will occur during rainy periods. One foal will be born after a gestation period of 13 months. A foal will stand to suckle soon after birth, and will start to graze at two weeks old.

Threats

Predators of the zebra include lions, hunting dogs, leopards and cheetahs. When threatened these zebras will form a semi-circle, facing their attackers, and when a member of their herd is injured, the rest of the zebra will encircle it for protection.

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INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Equus burchelli chapmani
  • Class: Mammals
  • Order: Perissodactyla
  • Family: Equidae
  • Conservation Status: Least Concern
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