Zebras are equids.
Every zebra has its own unique pattern of black and white stripes.
There are a number of different theories which attempt to explain the
zebra’s unique stripes, with most relating to camouflage.
Common plain zebras have tails which are around half a metre in length. (18
Zebra crossings (pedestrian crossings) are named after the
black and white stripes on the zebras.
Zebras stand up while sleeping.
The ears of zebras shows their moods.
(When a zebra is in a calm, tense or friendly mood, its ears
Zebras don't neigh or whine like horses. They make a barking
call that sounds like "Kwa-ha, Kwa-ha, Kwa-ha-ha-ha".
-How is the zebra able to run so fast?
o They have long and slender legs and narrow hooves helping them to reach
speeds of 40kph when running.
o They only have a single toe on each foot which they walk on the tip of and
is protected by their tough hooves.
o Zebras are found inhabiting the open grasslands and plains of East and
Southern Africa where they spend almost of their time grazing on the
o Zebras have evolved to run incredibly fast so they are able to escape from
dangerous predators and so they rely heavily on the open plains for their
-Zebra’s height and weight
oThe height of an adult plains zebra is 44-58 inches (112 to
147centimeters) at the shoulder.
oTheir weight varies greatly, from 385-847 pounds (175 to 384
kilograms) depending on the species.
oMales are about 10 percent larger than females.
-Zebra’s Behavior and Lifestyle
o Zebras are highly sociable animals that roam the savanna in herds for
protection from predators.
o Their strong social bonds can make them very affectionate towards one
another, often grooming each other using their teeth.
o During the mating season, males will fight fiercely for the right to breed
with the females and do so by rearing up on their back legs whilst
kicking and biting one another.
-Zebra Reproduction and Life Cycles
o A relatively slow-developing mammal.
o Females not able to first breed until they are at least a few years old.
o After a gestation period that can last for between 10 months and a year, the female
gives birth to a single foal that is born with it's stripes, mane and also has a little
patch of hair in the middle of it's tummy.
o Zebra foals are able to stand within minutes of birth which is vital to ensure that they
are able to run away to escape from predators.
o They are able to begin eating grass after a week and are weaned by the time they
are 11 months old.
o Young Zebras remain with their mother until they are mature at around three years
old when the males leave their natal herd to join an all-male bachelor group, while
females stay with their mother.
oAble to eat both short young shoots and long flowering grasses.
oA pioneer in the grassland community—the first to enter tall or wet pastures.
oGraze primarily on tough grasses.
oBrowse on leaves, which may constitute up to 30 percent of their diet.
Zebra is a sociable and loving animal.
The zebras are sociable as they can easily interact with their
own kind and they are very friendly to other species. They tend
to stay in groups rather than being alone.
The zebras are a loving animal as they tend to show
affection of love and care to their family members. They look
after the young carefully and have good parenting skills.
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How is the zebra able to run fast?
It has long and slender legs and
narrow hooves to help them run up
Where are zebras found
Zebras are found inhabiting the open grasslands and
plains of East and Southern Africa.
How long is the gestation period of a
Between 10 months and a year.
How does zebras groom each other to
show their affections for one another?
By using their teeth.
Name one of the values aspects of the
Sociable or Loving.
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During the zoo trip, we have learnt more about zebras. We had an
enjoyable time at the zoo while learning about the various
Through the experience at the zoo,
we realize that we could learn more about the animals other than
sight seeing. We are happy to have this trip to the Zoo as we
have learnt more detailed information about the animals there.