Scientific Classification

Order Perissodactyla
Family Equidae
Genus Equus
Subspecies  E. q. chapmani
Class Mammalia
Scientific Name Equus quagga chapmani
Chapman’s Zebra
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Chapman’s Zebra Description

  • Foals are born with brown stripes.
  • The Chapman’s zebra lives in great herds consisting of 10,000 individuals.
  • During summer they try to stay within 10 km of a water source.

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • SHOULDER HEIGHT: 48 – 52 inches
  • WEIGHT: (Males) 600 – 800 pounds (Females) 500 – 700 pounds

Newborns

  • WEIGHT: 40 – 50 kg

Habitat

Savannah

Range

Zimbabwe, Botswana, southern Angola, Namibia

Diet

Grass, shrubs

Gestation Period

12 months

Lifespan

  • 20 – 30 years (wild)
  • 38 years (captivity)

Predators

Lions, spotted hyenas

Conservation Status

Data Deficient