Scientific Classification

Order Perissodactyla
Family Equidae
Genus Equus
Subgenus Hippotigris
Class Mammalia
Scientific Name Equus zebra zebra
cape mountain zebra
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Cape Mountain Zebra Description

  • The cape mountain zebra is the smallest of all zebras.
  • The zebra is mostly active from afternoon till sunset.

Size & Weight

Adult

  • SHOULDER HEIGHT: 116 to 128 cm
  • WEIGHT: 250–260 kg

Newborn

  • WEIGHT: 25 kg

Habitat

Plateaus; altitude 2,000 meters

Range

South Africa

Diet

Leafy plants, South African red grass, weeping lovegrass

Gestation Period

1 year

Mating Period

December – January

Sexual Maturity

Male (5 – 6 years)

Population

1,000

Behavior

Diurnal, not territorial

Conservation Status

Vulnerable