10 Haunting Pictures of Wild Animals at Night loading...
10 Haunting Pictures of Wild Animals at Night
A hidden camera sees animals on the move at night in a way the human eye cannot.
Do Zebras Have Stripes On Their Skin? loading...
Do Zebras Have Stripes On Their Skin?
What's under animals' hair and fur coats may surprise you.
Giant Pandas, Symbol of Conservation, Are No Longer Endangered loading...
Giant Pandas, Symbol of Conservation, Are No Longer Endangered
Great apes, meanwhile, are plummeting toward extinction, an international group of conservation experts announced Sunday.
Stripes Don’t Protect Zebras From Predators loading...
Stripes Don’t Protect Zebras From Predators
The reason behind their stripes remains a mystery
About Zebra

Zebra species are herbivorous and belong to the Equidae family, the same family as the domestic horse and donkey. While there are several different species of zebra they are all recognised by their striped coat. Each individual zebra has a unique pattern, like a humans fingerprint. In fact, zebras are black with white stripes.

The different species of zebra include the plains zebra, the Grévy's zebra and the mountain zebra. The plains and mountain zebra are more horse-like while the Grévy's zebra is more donkey-like.

All zebras are social animals that live in large herds. Female zebras mature much faster than males. While a female may have her first foal at the age of three the males aren’t ready to reproduce until they are at least five years old.

There have been attempts to domesticate zebras but they have proven to be hard to train due to their sensitivity to stress and unpredictable nature.

Newsletter

Never miss a Nat Geo moment

Your email address
Submit