Animal Name: Burchell’s Zebra
Scientific Name: Equus burchellii Size: Burchell’s Zebra stands 45 to 55 inches at the shoulder.
Weight: Burchell’s Zebra weighs 485 to 550 pounds.
Reproduction: Single young born any time of the year.
Gestation: Gestation is +/-12 months.
Habitat: Woodlands and open plains. Burchell’s zebras inhabit savannas, from treeless grasslands to open woodlands; they sometimes occur in tens of thousands in migratory herds on the Serengeti plains. Although they are adapted to semi-arid conditions and require less water than other zebra species, these zebras compete with domestic livestock for water and have suffered heavy poaching for their meat and skins.
Diet: Zebra are herbivores and avid grazers. Both Burchell’s Zebras are in constant search of green pastures. In the dry season, they can live on coarse, dry grass only if they are within a short distance of water holes.
Lifespan: 28 years.
Predators: Lion, hyena, leopard and cheetahs.