Burchell's Zebra (Equus burchelli)
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Scientific Name: Equus burchelli
Common Name: Burchell's Zebra
Has shadow stripes on the white sections, and the silhouette is more of a horse,
than a donkey.
Difference in Sex:
Average Weight of Adult male: 320 kg
Habitat: Woodlands to open plains. Burchell's zebras
inhabit savannas, from treeless grasslands to open woodlands; they sometimes
occur in tens of thousands in migratory herds on the Serengeti plains.
Habits: They are gregarious animals and live in family
groups that often come together to form larger groups. The males of the group
are kicked out when they reach maturity and go one to form bachelor herds.
Burchell's Zebra are exclusively grass eaters and often invade burnt areas to
take advantage of the new shoots which are highly nutritious. They are very
restless animals and are often the first animals in a mixed group to notice when
something is amiss. They have very good eyesight and keen sense of smell.
Main feeding time:
Size: 136 cm
Gestation: 12 Months
Number of young at birth: 1 Foal
Age: 22 years
Enemies: Lions, hyenas, hunting dogs, leopards,
cheetahs predate some-times o the young foals.