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  • 1. M o u n t a i n Z e b r a Emily Garrett Mr. Buchmann 6 Period
  • 2. Statistics
    • Size : Six to eight-and-a-half feet in length, weight between 530 and 820 pounds.
    • Color: Black and white striped.
    • Life Span : Can live 25 to 45 years.
  • 3. Habitat
    • The primary habitats of mountain zebras are the slopes and plateaus of mountainous regions. Mountain zebras inhabit elevations of up to 6,500 feet. They are manly found in Africa.
    • Source: kidsplanet.org
  • 4. Threats to a Zebra
    • The spread of agriculture is one of the main threats to the mountain zebra. Their habitat is destroyed to make room for new farmland.
    • They are hunted and killed so that domestic livestock can graze on the land. Mountain zebras are also hunted for their skins.
    • Main Predators: Lion, hyena
    • Source: http:// www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/zebra.html
  • 5. Conservation Status
    • The species is listed as Vulnerable under the IUCN Red List
    • The population has increased to about over 2,700 in the wild due to conservation efforts.
    • Both Mountain zebra subspecies are currently protected in national parks but are still threatened.
    • Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Zebra
  • 6. Reproductive Structure
    • Zebra give birth to just one offspring at a time. Normally they then give birth to one foal every 1 to 3 years until they are 24 years old. The female Mountain zebra nurses the foal for up to a year.
    • Like horses, zebras are able to stand, walk and suckle shortly after they are born. Hartmann’s Mountain zebra mothers will force their male young out of the group when a new sibling is born.
    • Source: http://www.animalcorner.co.uk/wildlife/zebra/zebra_mountain.html
    • Source: http:// www.google.com/search?q = baby+Mounatin+Zebra
  • 7. Behavior
    • Mountain zebras are most active in the early morning and late afternoon.
    • They spend up to half of the daylight hours feeding. Mountain zebras live in herds consisting of one adult male (stallion), one to five adult females (mares) and their young. The stallion is the dominant member of the herd. Sometimes herds come together to form temporary groups of up to 30 members.
    • Source: http:// www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/zebra.html
  • 8. Interesting Facts
    • Life span: At least 25 years.
    • No two individuals look exactly alike.
    • Their stripes cover their whole bodies except for their bellies.
  • 9. Work Cited
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Zebra
    • http://www.ultimateungulate.com/Perissodactyla/Equus_zebra.html
    • http:// www.kidsplanet.org/factsheets/zebra.html

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