How Fast Can a Zebra Run?
A zebra can run at speeds of around 40mph which is about 64.4km/h. The body of a zebra is around 2-.2.6 meters long which is about 6.6-8.5 feet long. A zebra is around 1.2-1.4 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 3.9-4.6 feet tall at the shoulder. As for weight, a zebra will weigh around 210-450kg which is about 463-992 pounds. There are three species of zebra: Burchell's zebra, Grevy's zebra, and the mountain zebra. The Burchell's zebra can be found in the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa. The Grevy's zebra can be found in Kenya and in some places in Ethiopia. The mountain zebra can be found in the dry upland plains of Namibia. The mountain zebra can also be found in a few places in the western part of South Africa. You can tell the three species of zebras apart by the pattern of their stripes. The stripes of a Burchell's zebra are usually both wide and widely spaced apart. The stripes of a Gevy's zebra are the narrowest and closely spaced of the three zebra species. The stripes of a mountain zebra are closely spaced on their head and shoulders. The stripes on the mountain zebras haunches on the other hand are widely spaced. Even though the stripes of zebras in each species follow their species stripe patterns, the stripes of every individual in that species differ enough to for you tell individuals apart. It has been said that the stripes on a zebra are like fingerprints. As for diet, a zebra will mainly eat grass. Zebras will live in groups which will usually have a male, many females, and their offspring. A male zebra is known as a stallion. Many of these groups will join together to from large herds. Zebras are usually preyed on by lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, and African wild dogs. If a zebra is attacked its family will try to drive off the predator. The gestation period for a zebra is around 13 months. As for lifespan, a zebra will live for around 20-30 years.