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Plains Zebra Equus quagga
2012-06-27 13:47:30

The plains zebra (Equus quagga) is native to Africa, and is the most common zebra found. Its range extends from southern Ethiopia to East Africa, with a southern range including Angola and eastern South Africa. Its other common names include Burchell’s zebra and the common zebra. The plains zebra holds six recognized subspecies including Grant’s zebra and the maneless zebra. The plains...

Mountain Zebra Equus zebra
2012-06-18 16:36:00

The mountain zebra (Equus zebra) is native to the southwestern areas of Namibia, Angola, and South Africa. It prefers a habitat within mountainous areas, woodlands, open grasslands, or areas with abundant plant life at elevations of up to 3,300 feet. The diet of this zebra consists of buds, roots, fruits, bark, and tufted grass within its small range. The classification of the mountain zebra...

Grevys Zebra Equus grevyi
2012-05-28 16:09:29

Grevy’s Zebra (Equus grevyi) is the largest wild equid in existence today. It is also known as the imperial zebra. It is the most endangered of all species of zebra. Named after Jules Grevy, this zebra can be found in Ethiopia, but mainly in Kenya. At one time, Grevy’s zebra roamed Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia, but its populations have dwindled and now reside in small areas in...

Burchells Zebra Equus quagga burchellii
2012-05-18 14:05:30

Burchell’s zebra (Equus quagga burchellii) is a subspecies of the plains zebra, and its range extends from the northwest from southern Botswana to Etosha and the Kaokoveld. Its southeastern range includes Swaziland and Kwazulu-Natal. This zebra has become extinct in the middle areas of its range, surviving in the southeastern and northwestern areas. Burchell’s zebra, as with other...

Grants Zebra Equus quagga boehmi
2012-05-08 14:17:34

Grant’s zebra (Equus quagga boehmi) are among the six subspecies of the plains zebra, and the smallest of them. This zebra is from the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Its range extends from Zambia, west of the Luangwa River, west to Kariba, Shaba Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its northern range extends to Kibanzao Plateau. In Tanzania, its range extends from Nyangaui and Kibwezi...

Somali Wild Ass
2007-12-21 13:23:50

The Somali Wild Ass (Equus asinus somalicus), is a subspecies of the African Wild Ass. It is found in the Southern Red Sea region of Eritrea, the Afar Region of Ethiopia, and Somalia. The legs of the Somali Wild Ass are horizontally striped with black, resembling those of a zebra. Photo Credit: Robert Lawton

Quagga
2007-07-16 14:13:10

The Quagga, Equus quagga, is an extinct subspecies of the plains zebra. It was once found in great numbers in South Africa's Cape Province and the southern part of the Orange Free State. It was classified as an original individual species in 1788. But with more study, all zebras were described as individual because of the great variation in coat patterns. Taxonomists had no way to tell which...

Zebra
2005-06-01 20:19:48

Zebras are members of the horse family and are native to central and southern Africa. All zebras have vividly contrasting black and white vertical stripes (hence the zebra crossing named after it) on the forequarters, often tending towards the horizontal at the rear of the animal. Most zoologists believe the stripes act as a camouflage mechanism; although some believe it plays a role in their...

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