Savannahs in East and Southern Africa (mainly Zimbabwe)
Up to 20 years
1.10 – 1.45 meters The stallion will be slightly taller than the mare.
Number of offspring
Status in the wild
At risk of becoming threatened
Did you know…
- Chapman’s zebra, which we have in Knuthenborg, is a species of plains zebras, which also includes the mountain zebra and Grevy’s zebra.
- Chapman’s zebras are the only zebra species that have brown “shadow stripes” between the black and white stripes.
- All zebras have individual stripe patterns, just like fingerprints.
- Animal keepers can distinguish individuals based on these unique patterns.
- Zebras mainly feed on grasses in the savannah but can also eat other plants for protein.
- Zebras live in herds. In the wild, a herd can consist of several thousand individuals.
- Within these large herds, smaller groups/harems form, consisting of 1 stallion, 1-6 mares, and their offspring.
- In Knuthenborg, we have one large herd of zebras. Therefore, the mares have formed several smaller subgroups that stick together within the herd.
- If one zebra is attacked by a predator, the other zebras will come to its aid by forming a circle and attacking the threat.
- Zebras are among the few mammals that can see colors, except for orange.
Meet the zebra herd at Elefantsletten.