Scientific Classification

Order Perissodactyla
Family Equidae
Genus Equus
Subspecies  E. q. boehmi
Class Mammalia
Scientific Name Equus quagga boehmi
Grant's Zebra
Grant’s Zebra ©lrg-photography.deviantart.com

Grant’s Zebra Description

  • The grant’s zebra is the smallest of the plain’s zebra species.
  • They have the largest population in the wild than any other zebra species.
  • The foal may walk 10 – 20 minutes after it is born.

Size & Weight

Adults:

  • WEIGHT: 300 kilograms (660 lb)
  • SHOULDER HEIGHT: 120 to 140 cm (3.9 to 4.6 ft)

Habitat

Savanna

Grant's Zebra
Grant’s Zebra

Range

Zambia, Tanzania, Kibwezi, southwestern Kenya, southernmost Ethiopia, eastern Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia

Diet

Shrubs, barks, leaves, herbs, twigs

Gestation Period

12 – 13 months

Weaning Period

16 months

Sexual Maturity

4 years

Population

300,000

Lifespan

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

Speed

40 mph

Predators

Hyenas, lions

Group Size

17 – 18 individuals

Behavior

Social

Conservation Status

Least Concern