Kadynce Garland Language Arts - 4
What are Zebras ?
Zebras are single hoofed animals that are native to Africa. Zebras are closely related to horses and donkeys. But overall, plains zebras number at around 750,000 historically and 15,000 grevy zebras however there are only 2,500 today.
What Is A Zebras Habitat ?
Zebras prefer savannas where scattered trees provide shade on hot days. Zebras are found in more arid areas in eastern and southern Africa. Zebras habitats go from open plains, semi deserts, open woodlands, and even mountainous regions. But they all live in different areas because of the type of zebra they are.
What Is a Zebras Diet ?
Zebras usually eat grass and other ground plants. Zebras are herbivorous and primarily eat a variety of grass. Grass is difficult to digest and it is very hard and wears away there teeth. But zebras have special ridges on there teeth to reduce this wear.
Why Do Zebras Have Stripes ?
Zebras have a unique coat pattern of black and white stripes. Zebras have black skin under there white stripes. Zebras have stripes to confuse their predators. And it attracts other zebras so they will stay in groups these groups are called harems. Each species of zebra has a different general pattern of stripes. The grevy's zebra has very thin stripes. The mountain zebra has vertical stripes on its neck and torso but horizontal stripes on its hunches.
Reproduction is year round based on it's species. It takes 12-13 months for gestation there litter size is 1 foal. Zebras foals are born with brown and white stripes mares generally keep other zebras away for 2-3 days until foal recognizes her by sight , voice and smell. Go to this website to see a picture of a baby zebra www.burrard-lucas.com800 × 533Search by image.