Zebras are members of the horse family. Their black and white stripes make them very recognisable, though each animal´s stripes are as unique as fingerprints.
Plains Zebra have many predators, such as lions, hyenas, and cheetahs. Fortunately for them, they also have excellent hearing and eyesight and the ability to run at speeds of up to 56 kilometres per hour. If one zebra is attacked, others will circle around to protect it. They also have a powerful kick that can cause serious injury to attackers.
Plains Zebra feed on a variety of grasses, which make up approximately 92% of their diet. They can spend up to 18 hours a day eating. They inhabit the grasslands of eastern and southern Africa.
Plains Zebra populations are decreasing. They are threatened by habitat loss due to human development and farming. They are vulnerable to hunting throughout their range, especially when they move out of protected areas. Many are hunted for their skins.
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