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Boehm's Zebra

(engl: Boehm's Zebra)

Why does the zebra have stripes?

Zebra species each have their own individual pattern of stripes. The stripe pattern helps to recognize subspecies. The colour also helps to protect them from predators. Within a herd, the outline of an individual zebra is invisible, making it difficult to target a single animal.

Fast and able to put up a fight

Zebras have great eyesight, and can spot enemies from afar. If they are in danger, they gallop away. They can run up to 60 km/h for short distances. If they get caught, zebras are by no means defenseless. They defend themselves by biting and kicking with their hard hooves.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Böhmzebra
Verbreitungsgebiet: Böhmzebra
Wissenschaftl. Name Equus quagga boehmi
Ordnung Perissodactyla
Familie Horses
Größe ♂ bis 1,4 m, ♀ bis 1,25 m
Gewicht ♂ bis 350 kg, ♀ bis 300 kg
Fortpflanzung Tragzeit ca. 12 Monate, 1 Jungtier
Verbreitung East Africa, South Africa
Lebensraum savannah
Nahrung Grasses, Herbs, Bark, Leaves
Bestand not endangered