Chapman’s zebra is a subspecies of the plains zebra. They are native to the savannah of north-east South Africa, north to Zimbabwe, west into Botswana, the Caprivi Strip in Namibia, and southern Angola.
A zebra’s stripy coat is thought to disperse more than 70% of incoming heat, preventing the animal from overheating in the African sun. Recent research also shows that a zebra’s stripes may have evolved to keep biting insects at bay – the monochrome pattern seems to throw off the visual systems of flies.
Annual Cost of Care
The cost to care for this animal per year is $1,500.
Through our Adopt a Species program, you have an opportunity to provide for this animal’s needs by paying for the annual cost of care. Check out our Donate page for other ways you can give!