Are Zebras Black with White Stripes or vise versa? Let’s learn some Interesting Zebra Facts below.
But first, let’s get to know Zebras and the species available in the world.
There are only 3 Species of Zebras in the whole world. They include:
- The Plains Zebras: they are commonly found in most parts of the Subsaharan region of Africa. Such countries like Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa.
- The Mountain Zebras: It’s native to some of the Southern Africa countries such as Namibia, Angola, and South Africa.
- The Grevy Zebra: known to be under extinction threat, the Grevy zebra are only found in Northern Kenya and Some parts of Southern Ethiopia.
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10 Interesting Facts About Zebras:
- The black & white striped pattern of their coats is a good bug repellant, keeping horseflies and other blood-suckers at bay.
- Research has proved that Zebras are black with white stripes. Their underskin is actually black.
- They can not be domesticated because they have very weak backbones
- A group of zebras is called a ‘zeal’ or a ‘Dazzle’
- The Swahili name for the zebra is ‘Punda Milia’
- A mother zebra will keep her foal away from all other zebras for two or three days until the foal can recognize her scent, voice, and appearance.
- A zebra can run up to 65 km/h or 40 mph.
- To sleep, generally, zebras don’t lie down – instead, they usually sleep standing up.
- To keep a clear watch from the preditors, zebras actually watch their partners/friends back.
- Zebras can rotate their ears in almost any direction; this ability is used to communicate their mood with other zebras.
- They Migrate in thousands with Wildebeests across the Masai Mara Serengeti Ecosystem. So they can move for long distances.
Zebras make a range of noises, some of which are the same as horses while others are unique. Like horses, zebras will snort when excited and nicker (creating a ‘whuffle’ kind of sound by blowing air through their nose and lips) when greeting each other.