Check out our interesting zebra facts. If you are eager to find out more about these wild animals, be sure to read on. You can share you knowledge with your classmates or friends. They will be amazed!
- There are three species of Zebras.
- The stripe pattern of a zebra are unique to each animal. Like human fingerprints.
They are single-toed hoofed animals.
- Zebras lifespan is 20-30 years in the wild and up to 40 years in captivity.
- Zebras weigh anywhere from 300 to 450 kilograms. Heights vary from about 4 to 5 feet.
- Zebras sleep standing in the upright position.
- Zebras have a keen sense of smell and hearing. They have day, night and color vision.
- Male zebra is called stallion and female mare.
- Baby zebra is called a foal.
- Newly born zebra can run an hour after it is born.
- When zebras are grouped together, their stripes make it hard for a lion or leopard to pick out one zebra to chase.
- When the zebra herd is threatened, they will form a circle with all their members facing out.
- Zebras are endangered. Finding food and water is hard for them. Some people hunt them for their skins or meat.