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Grant’s Zebra

Grants Zebra
South Africa

Grant’s Zebra


Grant’s zebra is the smallest of six subspecies of the plains zebra. This subspecies represents the zebra form of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.

Fun Facts
  • Zebras are equids, members of the horse family.
  • Zebras can run up to 40 mph and have great stamina for outrunning a predator in a chase.
  • 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.

There are more Grant’s zebras in the wild than any other species or subspecies of zebras. Unlike Grevy and mountain zebras, they are not endangered. However, recent civil wars and political conflicts in the African countries near their habitats have caused regional extinction. Zebra are also killed for their coats or to eliminate competition with domestic livestock.