Plains Zebra

AnimalEmperor Penguin
Scientific NameAptenodytes forsteri
Lifespan9 – 40 years
Size2.2 – 2.5 meters length
Weight175 – 385 kg
Conservation statusLeast concern > Near threatened >
Vulnerable > Endangered >
Critically endangered > Extinct in the wild >

Zebras are instantly recognizable by their black stripes on their white body. Similar to a human’s fingerprint, all zebras’ stripes are unique for each individual. They can be found eating grass in Africa‘s grasslands and savannahs.

One male zebra mates with multiple females. This behavior is called polygyny mating. This species of zebra is in a gestation period of about one year and five days. Birth is given to a single foal. The foal becomes independent at one to three years old.

Zebras have to deal with many predators from the savannah, including leopards, wild dogs, lions, and cheetahs. As if that weren’t enough, they are experiencing habitat loss and are being hunted by humans.

Every year, zebras gather up in thousands and travel 2896 kilometers for migration. The reason for migrating is water and food scarcity. Travelling isn’t without its risks, zebras’ natural predators pose a great danger.

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