Grant's ZebraEquus quagga boehmi
Class: Mammalia Order: Perissodactyla Family: Equidae
Weight: 500-700 lbs
Habitat & Range
Grasslands of southern and eastern Africa
- Grant’s Zebras are the smallest subspecies of the Plain Zebra. There are three zebra species: Plains Zebras, Mountain Zebras, and Grevy’s Zebras.
- Zebras are equids, meaning they are members of the horse family. Unlike other equids such as horses and donkeys, zebras have never been successfully domesticated.
- Every zebra has a unique set of black and white stripes. There are many theories to explain why zebras have these stripes. Many scientists believe that a zebra’s stripes help it to regulate body temperature.
This species is threatened by loss of habitat to agriculture as well as droughts resulting from climate change.