Grevy's Zebra

Grevy's zebra has a long head, broad, rounded ears and a relatively short, strong neck. An erect mane runs from its crown down the back of its neck. Its body is white with black stripes, both narrower and more numerous than those of the common zebra.

Range: E. Africa: Kenya, Ethiopia.

Habitat: Savanna, semidesert.

Size: Body: 8 1/2 ft (2.6 m); Tail: 27 1/2 - 29 1/2 in (70 - 75 cm).

Grevy's zebra grazes during the day, and rests in shade in the noon heat. It likes to drink daily. Mature males live alone, each in his own territory. Males without a territory form troops. Females and young live in separate troops of a dozen or more. In the dry season, male and female troops migrate. Lone males stay on unless there is a severe drought.

A foal can recognize its mother after a few days. It suckles for 6 months and stays with its mother for up to 2 years.