ZEBRAS

BY BAILEY RODMAN

Zebras

Zebras live in groups called herd on the African Savannah. Every zebra has different pattens on the skin. Their stripes are like fingerprints, none are alike.

FAST FACTS

They are mammals.
They live on an average of 25 years.
Their average weight is 440 to 990 lbs.
Their predators are : lions, hyenas, hunting dogs, leopards, cheetahs
They are all herbivores.

Did you know?

  • Romans called Grevy's zebras 'hippotigris' and trained them to pull two-wheeled carts for exhibition in circuses.
  • At first glance zebras in a herd might all look alike, but their stripe patterns are as distinctive as fingerprints are in man. Scientists can identify individual zebras by comparing patterns, stripe widths, color and scars.