Where in Uganda do we find a Zebra?
A Zebra is a single hoofed animal which belong to the horse family.
There are several species of African Equids the major ones being the Plains Zebras also known as Burchell’s Zebra. These are the widely spread species in the Africa.
Zebras are black in color with white stripes. The stripes come in different patterns unique to each individual.
Foals easily identify their mothers with these unique patterns.
The Females have a Gestation period of 12 to 13 months
They are Vegetarians with a Diet Herbivores eating a variety of grass and also feed on shrubs, herbs, leaves and bark.
Zebras when not eating, they do sleep while standing. They only sleep when they are in large herds to be alerted of danger.
Male zebras are called stallions and females Mares just like Horses.
Zebras cannot be ridden because of their weak back bones in that they cannot support heavy things, and they are able to run up to 65 km/hr
Zebras have a lifespan of living up to 25 years depending on the conditions in their natural habitat.
A fully grown zebra can weigh up to 400 kg and are predated by leopards, Lions, Wild dogs, Hyenas , crocodiles.
The common Zebra species are