I LIVE IN AFRICA
Plains zebras live in the savannahs and grasslands of eastern Africa in countries like Kenya and Ethiopia.
I AM AN HERBIVORE
As grazers, zebras will mostly consume various types of grass. However, they have also been known to eat leaves and bush stems occasionally.
PLAINS ZEBRAS ARE SOCIAL
Plains zebras are very social animals and will live in small family groups. Zebras have been known to live in groups of several thousand individuals, even then they will maintain familial bonds with other zebra they are related to.
ONE IN A MILLION
To the human eye, every zebra’s stripes may look the same. However, a zebra’s stripes are much like fingerprints, each zebra has a set of stripes that is completely unique to them
HELPING THE PLAINS ZEBRA IN THE WILD
The plains zebras at the Zoo are enrolled in the Species Survival Plan (SSP). SSP is a program implemented by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to help ensure a genetically viable population exists.
I AM IMPORTANT TO MY ECOSYSTEM
Zebras are important within their ecosystem because they will often eat the hardened grasses that are too tough for other grazers to eat.