Plains Zebra

Equus quagga

The plains zebra lives in social family groups that include one male, several females and their offspring. Groups of bachelor males often form as well. Many groups may come together to graze, sleep or travel in large herds. When a lion or other predator approaches, zebras alert the herd with alarm calls.

Fact File

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where to see themWhere to see them: Rhino Reserve
lengthLength: 7 to 8 ft
weightWeight: 385 to 850 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 15 yrs
habitatHabitat: Savannah and woodland
dietDiet: Grass
exclamationRisk Status: Species at Risk (IUCN—Near Threatened)