Sudan to Zambia
Grasslands and savannah
Equus burchelli boehmi
IUCN conservation status
A resilient equine species demonstrating a lot of endurance and featuring a coat that is unique in the animal kingdom!
A Long and Difficult Migration to Reach Greener Pastures
Zebras prefer grass, but may also eat leaves, fruit and roots. Each year, around 750,000 zebras undertake one of the biggest migrations on the planet, from Tanzania to Kenya, depending on the rainy season. The journey is fraught with danger, including crocodiles that are always on the watch.
A Striped Coat to Confuse Predators
Each zebra has their own unique stripe pattern. While this elegant coat still intrigues scientists, it's believed to help confuse predators when they're on the hunt. A lion, for example, will find it difficulty to focus on a single individual in a sea of moving stripes.
A Stallion Watching Over Its Herd
Zebras are gregarious animals: alone, they become easy prey for predators. A dominant male usually surrounds himself with a few females. Larger congregations form during feeding times and seasonal migrations. The female fiercely defends her foal against predators.
Prized as a Hunting Trophy, the Subspecies Has Been Virtually Exterminated
In 1758, Grant's zebras were almost eradicated from the map due to intensive hunting. Nowadays, the conversion of wild areas into cattle grazing land constitutes their main threat. Fortunately, we can find them in many protected parks.