Grant's Zebra

Equus quagga boehmi

Class: Mammalia Order: Perissodactyla Family: Equidae

Size

Weight: 500-700 lbs

Lifespan

20-30 years

Diet

Grasses

Habitat & Range

Grasslands of southern and eastern Africa

Interesting Facts

  • 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.

Conservation Status

Least Concern

Near Threatened

Threats

This species is threatened by loss of habitat to agriculture as well as droughts resulting from climate change.