Grants zebra

Equus quagga boehmi

Grant's zebra is the smallest of six subspecies of the plains zebra. This subspecies represents the zebra form of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
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Appearance

This northern subspecies is vertically striped in front, horizontally on the back legs, and diagonally on the rump and hind flanks. Shadow stripes are absent or only poorly expressed. The stripes, as well as the inner-spaces, are broad and well defined. Northerly specimens may lack a mane. Grant’s zebras grow to be about 120 to 140 centimetres tall, and generally weigh about 300 kilograms . The zebras live in family groups of up to 17 or 18 zebras, and they are led by a single stallion. Grant’s zebras live an average of 20 years.
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Distribution

The distribution of this subspecies is in Zambia west of the Luangwa river and west to Kariba, Shaba Province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, north to the Kibanzao Plateau. In Tanzania north from Nyangaui and Kibwezi into southwestern Kenya as far as Sotik. It can also be found in eastern Kenya and east of the Great Rift Valley into southernmost Ethiopia. Perhaps it also occurs as far as the Juba River in Somalia.

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Status: Least concern
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Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderPerissodactyla
FamilyEquidae
GenusEquus
SpeciesE. quagga