| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||Black & White
||2.2 - 2.5 m (7.25 - 8.25 ft)
||47 - 56 cm (18.5 - 22 inches)
||175 - 385 kgs (390 - 850 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
||Up to 40 Yrs (in Captivity)
The Plains Zebra is the most common and widespread species of zebra. They have a body length between 2.2 and 2.5 m (7.25 - 8.25 ft), a tail length between 47 and 56 cms (18.5 - 22 inches) and they weigh between 175 and 385 kgs (390 - 850 lbs).
They have a distinctive black and white striped pattern that is unique to each individual. Their mane stands upright and they have a striped tail with a black tassel on the end.
Plains Zebra can be found on the savannahs and grasslands of east Africa.
Plains Zebras feed on a variety of grasses.
After a gestation period of 370 days, Plains Zebra give birth to a single foal. Within an hour of being born the foal is able to stand and suckle and within a few weeks it begins to graze. The youngster is weaned between 8 and 13 months old and they become sexually mature at 3 years of age, although males aren't usually dominant enough to defend a harem until they are at least 6 years old.
Predators of Plains Zebras include lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs and african wild dogs.
Subspecies of the Plains Zebra include:
(Equus quagga quagga)
Conservation Status: Extinct 1883
(Equus quagga burchellii)
(Equus quagga boehmi)
(Equus quagga borensis)
(Equus quagga champmani)
(Equus quagga crawshayi)
Plains Zebra are also known as:
African Wild Ass