Burchell's Zebra

Description and Identification:


Schoulder height :      Males and Females                 1,35 m


Body mass:                                          Males                 315kg -350 kg

                                                         Females                 300kg -320 kg


  • Broad body stripes
  • Most have yellowish or grayish shadow stripes on the white between black stripes of the rump
  • They have no dewlap
  • Black body stripes on the flanks continue onto the underparts
  • Well- developed black mane extending from the head onto the top of the shoulders
  • Whisks of long black hair on the end of the tail
  • Pattern diminishes towards hooves
  • Hooves are broad

 

Social Behavior :

  • Zebra family groups    – stallion , mares and offspring
  • When moving stallion takes up position at rear of group
  • Zebra when attacked     –stallion and mares will defend by kicking and biting – excited barks
  • Family groups often join to form big herds
  • Nomadic in their range
  • Zebra one foal
  • When disturbed mare and foal take the lead

 

Source J D Skinner R H N Smithers: mammals of the southern african subregion; Hunting School-Seminar Study Namibia

 

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Quelle: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten
Quelle: Wild und Hund, Treffpunkt Afrika, Ideales Abkommen auf häufig bejagte Wildarten