Origin: Eastern & Southern Africa
Scientific Name: Equus quagga boehmi
Grant’s Zebra is the smallest of the six subspecies of the plains zebra. They weigh between 485 and 700 pounds and have a shoulder height of 4 to 4 1/2 feet.
Zebras have excellent eyesight and hearing. It is believed they can see in color.
Zebras take dust or mud baths to get clean. They shake the dirt off to get rid of loose hair and flaky skin. What’s left protects them from sun, wind, and insects.
Zebras have their own “smile,” a bare-teethed grimace that serves as a greeting and helps prevent aggression.
Zebras are black with white stripes, not white with black stripes. They have black skin under their hair.