Zebras Research Paper

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Zebras are very interesting and neat animals. They are very beautiful to watch and observe the stripes on their bodies. The Zebra is very distinctive from other animals and the Zebra has more distinctive coat than any other animal. Every Zebras stripes are as unique as fingerprints. Zebras are so unique for their stripes, population, and herd behavior. The Zebra 's stripes are white and black. Scientists aren’t sure why Zebras have stripes. Their theory is that the Zebra has some form of camouflage to avoid their predators. The patterns of the Zebra 's stripes make it hard for the predator to single out one Zebra in a herd. The stripes help Zebras identify one another. Zebras are social animals that love to be in herds. Zebras like to graze on another, usually on grass, and like to groom each other. Burchell 's, is the Zebra 's most common species in the Plains. A stallion…show more content…
Zebras are very closely related to donkeys and horses. Zebras are herbivores and mainly eat grass, shrubs, herbs, twigs, leaves and bark. There are about 750,000 number of zebras overall. In the past, there was about 15,000 Grevy’s Zebras, but sadly only 2,500 remain today. There are about 700 Cape Mountain Zebras and around “800-1300 Hartmann’s Mountain Zebras” alive. Zebra that are in the plains are found on the Savannas from Sudan to northern Zimbabwe in eastern Africa. Many Grevy 's Zebras are now restricted to parts of northern Kenya. Mountain Zebras are mainly in southwestern Africa with Cape mountain zebras in South Africa. Hartmann’s Mountain Zebras in Namibia and Angola. “Zebras live in groups large groups called harems”. “Plains and Mountain Zebras live in harems” that have one stallion and six mares and their young. Grevy’s Zebras come together in short periods of time. A lot of herds come together to form not as long groups is up to 30 members. Zebras sleep standing up so if they see a predator they will bark and whinny loud to tell the others in the group that predator is

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