Tuesday 19 February 2013


Zebra is a large, hoofed mammal related to the horse. It is easily recognized by its attractive black and white striped body. Their stripes come in different patterns unique to each individual. They are generally social animals that live in small harems to large herds. Unlike their closest relatives, horses and asses, zebras have never been truly domesticated. All three species of zebra live in Africa. The mountain zebra is the smallest of the species, and prefers rocky terrain in southern Africa. The common zebra and Grevy’s zebra live on the plains. Zebras form large grazing herds usually led by an old stallion, and are constantly on the lookout for their greatest enemy, the lion.