|Kenya and Ethipoia.
The Grevy's zebra, sometimes known as the imperial zebra, is the largest
species of wild equine in the world. The stripes are narrow and
close-set, being broader on the neck, and they extend to the hooves.
The belly and the area around the base of the tail lack stripes. With
all of the stripes closer together and thinner than most of the other
zebras, it is easier to make a good escape and to hide from predators.
The ears are very large, rounded, and conical. The head is large, long,
and narrow, particularly mule-like in appearance.
The Grevy’s zebra has a social system characterized by small groups
of adults associated for short time periods of a few months. Adult males
spend their time mostly alone in small territories. The territories
are marked by dung piles and females within the territory mate solely
with the resident male. Small bachelor herds are known. This social structure
is well-adapted for the dry and arid scrubland and plains that Grevy's
zebra primarily inhabits. Like all zebras and asses, males fight
amongst themselves over territory and females. The species is vocal during
fights, braying loudly.
||Grasses, fruit, shrubs and bark.
|Approximate Dimensions of Adult:
Length: 8-10 feet
|Reproduction & Offspring:
||Gestation is approximately 390 days.
Females usually only have one foal at a time. Newborns are brown and black
in color, with the adult stripe pattern developing after four months of