Zebra Try Mating Hard In National Park LA
The zebra is perhaps the most visually dazzling member of the family Equidae, a group that includes horses, asses, zebras, and multiple other species. Zebras are famous for their black and white stripes. While some may think the stripes are a camouflage against predators, they actually repel flies! And these stripes–are zebras white with black stripes, or vice versa? The truth is, zebras have black skin, so the stripes that overlay their skin are white. Read on to learn more about the amazing zebra.
The Zebra is a large species of equine that is natively found roaming the grassy plains of sub-Saharan Africa. They are the largest and most distinctive wild horses with bodies that are patterned with white and black stripes, the exact placement of which is unique to each individual. Three different species of Zebra are found in Africa which are the Common Zebra (also known as the Plains Zebra and the Burchell’s Zebra), the Grevy’s Zebra (also known as the Imperial Zebra), and the Mountain Zebra. Zebras are incredibly sociable animals that can travel vast distances in search of fresh grass and water but are severely threatened throughout much of their natural range due to increasing levels of human activity. Today, both the Grevy’s Zebra and the Mountain Zebra are considered to be endangered species. Although the Common Zebra is more widespread and numerous, there have been sharp population declines in certain areas.
Zebras are members of the family Equidae, which includes multiple horse species. The most numerous zebra species is the Plains zebra, known as Equus quagga. The other two species include the Grévy’s zebra (Equus grevyi), and the mountain zebra (Equus zebra).